Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Last Selfie

Until I took one too many steps backward,
closer to the edge of the Hoover Dam bypass,
it had been a good life.

What an odd moment to recall an albatross
named “Wisdom” being the oldest wild bird
in the world, that is, per a scientist
stationed on the Midway Atoll,

and the last movie that made me cry,
For the Love of the Game, when Billy Chapel
pitched a perfect game, then retired his arm
from the boys of summer.
I’m still falling—against the wind—
guess it’s going to be one of those days.
I wonder how old that albatross is—
they didn’t say.