21 celsius

Today I turned
twenty-one in celsius
(sort of)
if you want to do the math
it means I am older than
those who are supposed
to know better

That makes me a lot older
than I could ever have imagined
when I was seven

When I was seven
years old I was
too young to have a celsius age
because 7 Fahrenheit is
minus 13 and change celsius.

All of which proves that life
begins at thirty-two.

And that makes
more sense
than most of this.

If you don’t mind
some slight of hand
with these numbers
what it all means is

since I am twenty-one
I have a lot
to look forward to.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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