Your pipe dangles unlit. Look past
the easel to double-check yourself in the mirror.
Still you? How goes the Self-Portrait in Red
Striped Tie and Semi-retirement?
How quickly we get to be sixty? Remember
every day is one more chance to—
be careful what you wish for, everyone says,
but that doesn’t mean quit wishing.
—Matthew Thorburn, from “Triple Self-Portrait.” Photography credit Lydia Goldblatt.