Poems and Poetry

Age Has Curtains | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

An incident in youth
never meant to happen
recorded on a pad
to be read
another time
is found
decades later
in a drawer of socks
by the writer
who is then
on the precipice
of age. His
reading glasses
help him understand
who it was
and why he did it.
Not so funny now.
Can’t apologize.
He’s the only one
who’ll ever know.
No one else alive
to tell about it.

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