When I am 80

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I like the way my thin, top lip curls
as I brush it with my fingers while reading
words that make a heart tremble
and skin sparkle or zap
wanting

when I am 80
my lip will still curl
to trembling, bony hands with oniony skin
and reading glasses will caress unchanged
youthful words
and I know with certainty
this mischievous heart will sparkle and zap
all because the old desire still wells
within me

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