An old ruined painting
of an old ruined mill
on the old ruined wall
of an old ruined building
in an old ruined town

It was that way
in another day
a quarter of my life ago

How it will be
that long after me
only the trees may ever know

Fresh Pad Thai
from a freshly refurbished
old “ruined” van nearby

Nourish and refurbish
what can never do-in
the fresh old “ruin”
of my ever older eye