I had completely missed this villanelle, so I am grateful to Kinnera Priya Putti for drawing my…
Tamyka Bell

Hello, Tamyka Bell!

The last stretch was on my mind a lot after my father in 2016 and my brother before that in 2015 (the reason I started to write here on Medium).

Although writing to a ‘formula’ helps me deal with the tough stuff I sometimes write the opposite point of view to mine and (I think) that was what happened here. So, cheer up, growing old isn’t as bad as I made it sound. This is closer to how I feel about my father’s passing.

Really pleased you like it, and thank you for such high praise.

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