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Betty Luceigh, 9/12

It is not that I can no longer think
but that my neurons need more time to link.
They are active still at a youthful pace
but through a grander library filling the space.
They have more aisles of experience to seek
to do what they were created to teach:
the process of expressing themselves.

It is not that I get all confused
but that my glial cells have more work to do
to clean up debris off the library floor
so my neurons can continue to explore
without tripping over the mess left on the ground
in their search for what is yet to be found:
the pattern of corners of a new thought.

The aging brain principle is actually really simple:
more books to read, more cleaning of debris,
so it takes more time and rest
in order to express