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Dreams 2022

Nothing Learned
(7/1/2022)


a good
diet

continual
moderate
exercise

doing all
of the right
things
for health

and still

age
conquers
all

knees
shot

upper back
in a continual
state
of stress

nothing
easy
any longer

I knew
that this day
was coming

when I
would feel
my age

when my
age
would feel
me

a constant
state
of discomfort

highlighted
by moments
of pain

“join
the club”

they might
say

those
fuckers

but I’ve
never been
a joiner

thinking
that I was immune
to those group
identifiers

but now
I hurt

apparently
will hurt
from now
on

de-
pressing

I am
tired

and see
no reason
not to rest

to eat
whatever
appeals

to accept
being old

infirmed

attempt finally
to gain
some worldly
perspective
on life

while
there is still
life
to perceive