Martin Robertson

Now and Then

[Age’s bony knuckle]

Age’s bony knuckle

(mean fighter) takes me in the mouth,

and as I spit another tooth out

I wonder if the lack’ll

offend you to see.

Never doubting that you do love me

and long for me as I do

long for you, love you.

… but toothless old?

Hard not to be repelled.