“As a child, I knew / That the stars could only get brighter…”

Age used to be a binary: one was either a kid or an adult.

“…And we would get closer…”

And then age became a diversity of demographic strata and substrata: boomers, babies, children of the 80s, octogenarians, teens, tweens, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, young adults, old timers, retirees, newlyweds, freshmen, sophomores, senior citizens, GenX, GenY, GenMe…

“…Now that I'm older, the stars shed light upon my face / but when I found myself…”

Age used to mean something, before self-definition.

“…But it will not present my presence / And it makes my past and future painfully clear…”

You don’t always need to have a next. Sometimes you can have a now.

“…Because I feel blind…”