A Poem by Milton P. Ehrlich


When I danced
cheek to cheek with you.
Now time is grinding down
as I wait for my last breath.
I rock back and forth
in my old rocking chair
remembering all our kisses.
I once saw my father’s rocking chair
rocking after he’d passed away.
I hope mine will keep rocking too.


Milton P. Ehrlich is a 90-year-old psychologist and a veteran of the
Korean war who has published many poems in periodicals such as the
Poetry Review, London Grip, Red wheelbarrow, Wisconsin Review,
Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times.

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