. Evolution I can’t run fast or jump high anymore. Mistakes I make I never made before. Some maladies and aches don’t have a cure, Alertness and reflexes are less sure. My memory is challenged on most days, It’s easier to get stuck in old ways. But some emotions long a curse are gone, So errors I kept making cease to spawn. For years much change was needed and I knew it, I now possess the wherewithal to do it. Sweet joys of life today I’m more aware of Allow avoiding conflict I despair of. I’m very grateful to have reached this stage, And would not want to be another age. . . The Left’s View of Responsibility Some people are responsible For what occurred before their birth, While others aren’t accountable For what they’re doing here on earth. . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois.