Love Poem for the Ageless


Indya Kincannon
[email protected]
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

Last item for navigation
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share via Email
One of the poems read at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center on October 9, 2018.

By Marilyn Kallet

Love Poem for the Ageless

Listen to Kallet read Love Poem for the Ageless
If we were ageless and wore no bodies, we could rendezvous on a slip 
of light, a firefly’s back—no one would begrudge us,
and my face wouldn’t crack––

No more death mask jokes, no 
punch line

Who crumbles from them?  Not Ozymandius,
not any object, present or past.  
Me, my pretensions, who did I think I was?

I’ll be out of time
soon enough.
Stick to that, that time of year,

If we were ageless, bodiless,
outside ourselves,

we’d meet like this, in words,
pinpricks of light––
this other real


Poem from The Love That Moves Me, Black Widow Press, 2013.