Slipping Away

I woke up that morning to a ringing phone. It lasted all of 30 seconds then I took my a trip. I stood outside a hall and just then it hit me. I woke up today and thought of you. I saw you. I am glad you are happy. A lot more independent than I remembered. I remember someone else was younger. They are a year older today. I thought I had forever till that day. All the things, that I thought would be fell to the ground. Am I missing the best years? The decade is at an end. The ankles ache. I startle awake to clouds over a moonlit night wondering if a moment passed me by.