Per Diem for June explores a subject that is happening to everyone else but not, of course, to us: how do we cope with aging in an ever-reborn world? June’s guest editor David Gershator writes:
Do we rage like Dylan Thomas or go laughingly into the final stretch of our universal journey: “sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything”? There’s plenty of room in a short poem on aging for humor, pathos, joy, pain, shock, awe, and a great deal of wry reflection. From the first day of school to the last estate sale (baby teeth a bargain!), here are thirty haiku moments.
We’re sure you’ll recognize your neighbors and friends in these poignant moments. Enjoy!