Green Bananas

Written by: Albert Ahearn

A time is reached in life if one remains Alive to tell the tale: those certain things He once performed routinely, ascertains The notion, habits must desist which brings About awareness: His mortality. Employment ends; Retirement is here. The monthly saving wanes. Frugality submits to lavish tastes. The thirty year Installment loan is paid. But now he’s glum. He now forbears purchasing bananas That are unripe for fear his death may come before they ripen. Shakespeariana Unfolding: Final act that yields a frown: The man’s demise, they ring the curtain down.