write at the end

The way to write when you start being older

Is as if you didn’t feel you had to justify not having lived

that life

but this;

and pen those phrases without apology

as if you had a story that was already told

and this

an addendum

just don’t let it be a postscript

don’t permit it

as a preview

a precusor

and certainly not posthumous

unless you want to go right back to the beginning