Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

Strength of My Youth Where Art Thou

Why have you left when I need you the most?

Photo by Dulcey Lima on Unsplash

Used to be that I would approach any heavy weight and it would beg me for mercy. Any challenge would be met and overcome, some with ease and others with the occasional grunt or wheeze.

Now the heavy weight mocks me. I hesitate as I approach it, feel it out, brace my back, and set my legs. I make sure that…



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2