A POLICY MEETING  
 
All of a sudden I understand
I am too old to love
adolescent boys
and make a fool of myself.
 
Come three knocks at the door:
Welcome, Age Ambition
and Service to my country!
here is bread and salt.
 
We four: Age Ambition
Service to my country
and I sit and plot.
But I, since I remember
 
a merry hour with Billy
quietly and firmly
veto the resentful
measures against the young.
 
 
   Paul Goodman.