The tail end of life: Why wait?

The ‘tail end’ is used often enough to explain the end of something; a concert, a speech, a football game, a movie. I’ve heard it and used it many times. However, I never applied it to me. The tail end of my life?  I never really put me and my lifespan into the equation.

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A Third Body by Robert Bly

I read this poem in a book yesterday and it made me pause and reread it. After several readings I decided to post it and share it here. What is so compelling about this poem? Looking back, I can remember the gentle silences and the awareness that all was well. The feeling that life was… Read More