Maybe my time has past
Nobody really knows if this is true
The old David picks up stones
and throws them at Goliath
just to see if he can still do it.
There is a man who has not resigned himself to his routine or his reputation
He isn’t defending anything
because there is nothing to defend.
He decides to leave his old life behind
wandering where others won’t
and going back to the start
to become a child again.
He abandons dignity
to become undignified
and sees the world through new eyes.
gives him new life
because he knows it cannot be possessed
A young man asks him, “Why are you sailing around the world at 72? You might die, there is a 9% chance.”
“I have a 9% chance of dying in my bed. Whether that be on a bed of corals or a bed of cotton, I know what I must do.”
And he pulls up his anchor to sail into the sunset of his life.