Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mid-Life Crisis

Sore big toe on my left foot
Achy joint on my middle finger
New shooting pains
High blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar
Fitful sleep
Crushing fatigue
Postponed dreams
Bravado in the face of rejection
Then self-doubt hours later
Empty calories
Creeping realizations
Fewer and fewer paths of escape
More wisdom, perhaps
But no audience
Just one in ten billion or so
Comfort in the fur of a dog
A hug
A bellyaching laugh
An impulse buy
A soft chocolate chip cookie
And tea

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