Poemdog

Dogs 2019

LIMP CLOWN, LIMP
(7/15/19)


getting older
doesn't slow me
from getting
those things
done
that I've
gotta do

getting older
just makes me
suffer the effects
of doing
those things
much longer

cuts

aches

bruises

scrapes

sore muscles

shooting pains
for days

an exertion
hangover

it's quite
the comedy
of afflictions

if I didn't
laugh
I'd stop
breathing
altogether

and who
wants to see
a grimacing
wrinkled
death mask?

especially
in a mirror