Old man haiku

The old man’s profile
Black marble, jutting white hook
Eagle eye — and beak

The old man’s profile
Darkness, even in full sun
All crags and shadow

The old man’s profile
Stone silent, fixed in sorrow
Gazing toward the end

And if that ending bums you out too much, here’s proof a word or two can make a difference.

The old man’s profile
Stone silent, fixed in wisdom
Gazing toward the end

or

The old man’s profile
Stony silence, dignified
Gazing toward the end

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