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OLD FRIENDS

Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
On the high shoes
Of the old friends

Old friends
Winter companions
The old men
Lost in their...

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    anonymous
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    Dec 1st, 2011 12:09am report


    Simply about long-lasting friendship and friends growing old together.

    The narrator is watching them on a park bench in a park in the middle of winter just sitting together, quietly, as there's nothing left to talk about. The fear they share is the looming idea that death is inevitable and just around the corner. It won't be very many more years until one or both will pass away, ending the long relationship.

    Interestingly enough, Paul Simon turned seventy this year. How terribly strange indeed.




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