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Growing Older

written by: Joshua Corwin



Return my distant sorrows from magnolias
branched and blossomed beyond the lucid air.
“Where have you gone my gentle ghost?”
We share the shore with naïve excitement
like dreamers waiting for the illusion to be over
or for the prosecution to rest its case
in silent house.

I lay awake, drunk with memories,
and watch the azure lake dry up all my sorrows.

Once I was young and weary,
from all the noise life had to offer;
I knew better then
than I do now.

Joshua Corwin

Joshua Corwin

Los Angeles native Joshua Corwin is a neurodiverse, Pushcart-nominated poet with a B.A. in mathematics. His debut poetry collection Becoming Vulnerable details his experience with autism, addiction, sobriety and spirituality (Baxter Daniels Ink Press, April 2020). Corwin hosts the poetry podcast “Assiduous Dust.” He teaches self-exploration through poetry to neurodiverse individuals and autistic addicts in recovery at The Miracle Project, an autism nonprofit, held at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California. He writes to honor his grandpa, Mert, whose last words to him were “Don’t ever stop writing.”
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