They walk together
The aged man and the aged woman
Strolling snail-like, side by side
Down the concrete promenade
Hands held, so gently
Skin now paper thin and wrinkled
Love entwined in the meshed fingers

Time passes and a day comes
Only one strolls by
In a solo parade
The aged man has chosen to walk
Down an infinite sidewalk
In a place his love could not reach
She stayed behind
On the concrete promenade

The aged woman now walks alone
Meandering past me in the park
Yet she knows she is not alone
They walk together still
Hand in hand
Fingers meshed as before
In their timeless love

Kathy Parkin has gone through many life changes these past few years, including the time she lived in Portland, Ore., learning to create life on her own terms. She is now back in her birthplace of Minnesota to be closer to family. She finds that life is full of many wonderful chosen adventures, and also some unexpected adventures, but it is all so good. Contact her at


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