I saw him being born. Later on, I saw peach fuzz on his adolescent chin.
A few years later, when he moved in with us, in New York City, I think he borrowed my razor.
Yesterday, I stood next to him at The Beacon Bar. I sipped a beer, he had something I never heard of.
I was close to him, as I always like to be. He’s a big guy and he’s 31 years old ( Oh, God, how time flies !)
I studied his face, thinking how much I love him. Then I saw them!
I Counted three. My boy had three gray whiskers on his cheek !
I don’t know what his thoughts were, but I felt ten years older. Some would say “that’s life”. That’s not what my words would be.