painting by Elizabeth Chapman
“Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool
with a rope.”--George Burns
It can be hard to feel good
about your aging body, as
it no longer can be taken for
granted, while arthritis, edema
and terrible balance can nullify
the pursuits & interests of youth.
Wisdom is a poor substitute for vigor.
Divers doors begin to slam shut,
and have to be opened by others.
Activities and former daily agenda
are no longer actual viable options.
Even fond memories become sour milk
as real choices cascade off the calendar
like ghostly flakes of dead skin.
Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub