Gifts

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Marcel Tanner

Abstract

At twenty-two
I was fast, fit, painless.
Speed went first,
ligaments next,
And grace turned awkward.
Vision blurs close,
but I see better with eyes closed.
Nestor saw it too
“The gods won’t give us all their gifts at once”

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Poetry
Author Biography

Marcel Tanner

Marcel Tanner is a physician-scientist who is aging expectedly, swims slowly, and plays the piano badly.

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