Nobody talks about it,

but it’s happening

in assisted living,

nursing homes,

and in the deluge

of internet sites

for old folks.

Not all old bodies

are worn out

and done with sex.

Luminous moments

may be less frequent

than before, but,

much like the best grapes

for Cabernet Sauvignon,

sunlit genes of gold

continue to shine

and age quite well

like vintage wine.

Flowers fade and wilt

and lose their scent,

but can still be elegant.

Like the fine patina

on antique cherry wood,

old bones have radiance

and may keep on singing

in the dying light.

And, it’s never too late

to learn new tricks.

Always remember:

Experience counts.