Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Ode to Aging

 

I know I'm aging: 

 

 

- When those thin strands of silver

 Fell out of MY HAIR.

- When ripping the sheets

Is not about hot passion,

But fabric, worn thin.

- When ev'ry bottle

Is always closed too tightly,

And screws are not loose.

-When my joints lock up

I'm told it's Trigger Finger -

But don't own a gun. 

- When I'm unable

To finish that plate of food:

Leftovers all week.

 - When one glass of wine

Is as much as I can drink,

Unless diluted.

- When lying in bed

Is more preferable to

A weight-bearing stance.

 

- It is also when

                                   A SEX(Y)GENARIAN

                                   Is what I've become!

 

 



3 comments:

Shelley Burbank said...

hahaha! Happy Birthday. You are fabulous, no matter what age.

Wendy said...

At least you don't sail alone! There are others, like myself, who blaze the sea before you! LOL!
Happy Birthday!

Deb said...

Thank you! Yes, I know I'm in good company, bookended by ageless friends. "Everyone is the age of their heart. ~ Guatemalan Proverb