The Old Man and the Pool by Paul Mitchell

What’s it like to be old, I asked the old man in the pool, his grey hair wetted back at the sides and he smiled at me like he’d been waiting to hear that question for his entire life or more. How old are you? he asked me. I’m thirty-one just gone, I told him, and I swished the water in front of me quickly.

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