it was packed, the excited hum palpable,
a vibration filled the room
applause broke out.
quietly, in the second row,
I noted that
they are so old now, my heros
and heroines, the same ones from
30 years ago, we have all become so old.
on the way out, my companion commented that
Hans Solo had to die because he was too old to
be in the sequel,
how sad that our icons have to die on film
before they die in real life.
I am older now, I am not ready to
fall off the bridge yet, and it hurt me to