The Little Lie Counts

I pretend to
pause

imageswith purpose

when actually
I’m yielding
to this new
uncertainty

a vague
failing,
this stumble bum
search for the
appropriate anachronism
that sums
this addled
audit

the years add up
by subtraction
and my takeaway
concerning this
old man’s math

the balancing of a ledger
an equaling of accounts
to the numerous
previous proffers
of……..

“I forgot.”