Treasure Island

Jan Sand

(February 2 1926 / USA)

Old Thoughts


Old age has thrown its cloak on me
Blurring eyesight,
Slowing down my walk,
Blocking off old friends
Who have problems of their own...
Or more likely,
Simply died.
Who knows?
Contacts are cut off.
I survive,
Still alive, holding cups of hot tea
I wander in the maze of my memory
Through times and places
Now, wholly theoretical.
Tilley and his steeplechase,
His teeth like tombstones
Grin from a subway poster
At fourteenth, Union Square
To tempt me down to Coney Island.
Even at that time Luna Park
Was just a dream.
The snakey curves pull a moan
From the 3rd avenue El
As it twists over the housetops
On 23rd on its way to the Aquarium
At the Battery.
That old fort, inhabited by sharks
And seals and open pools
Of horseshoe crabs
Which sit like warted blisters
Lost in antedeluvian contemplation.
That New York is now long gone,
With its Cascade laundry wagons,
Horsedrawn or electric.
These days the internet, full of the buzz
Of stranger=s offerings of sex and wealth
Spamming through electronic mail

Submitted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Old Thoughts by Jan Sand )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Those who complain النئائين, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. 3 Petal Flowers, Kyle Schlicher
  3. Prosperity Milking Cow Of Good, sallam yassin
  4. A Blank Page, Elia Michael
  5. Three Score and Ten, Frank Avon
  6. Mary Key, Lilly Emery
  7. ACES AND EIGHTS (The dead man's hand), Alexander Onoja
  8. Love Is A Feeling, Lilly Emery
  9. I saw my father, in silhouette, Thomas Leathandrum
  10. What are these days? !, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Television, Roald Dahl

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]