Seniors Have Their Own Math

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It’s not unusual
For seniors to
Contemplate
Their mortality
In a roundabout
Way
By calculating
The number of years
To special events
Such as
Birthdays, graduations
Or anniversaries.
A case in point
Is the recent
Supermoon and
Total lunar eclipse
Which haven’t
Coincided
Since 1982
And won’t occur
Together again
Until 2033.
That’s 18 years
From now, which
Would put me at
85 years old.
It’s not impossible
I will still be around,
But for now,
I think I’ll just
Set my sights
On the next
Total lunar eclipse
Which arrives
In 2018.

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