"Young Beauty in the Eye of the Aged Beholder" - Gregory de Rocher




"Young Beauty in the Eye of the Aged Beholder" - Gregory de Rocher


A one-eyed geezer in late morning
Slowly makes his way South 
from the UGA Arch to the Main Library in late spring.
Like a pebble in a mountain stream
He is surpassed by hurrying currents of figures
Taking larger strides than his on naked legs
Making their way to the next class.
He peers at one pair
Cutting suddenly in front of him, and muses:

Now that is
Some Behind
To Behold
from behind ...
Quite a Behind
To hold 
From behind ...
A Behind
Held from behind
Behind the Beheld
By the Beholder ...

Behold that Beheld and Held Behind
While it uncovers itself, then hides forever
In the eye
Of the aged Beholder.

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