By Dawn Huntley Spitz
Sarasota Branch Florida
My superannuated corpus suffers maladies amorphous.
It wishes time would just resign and longs for yesterweek.
It views with feelings radical its faculties’ sabbatical,
Though it deplores senescence, knows the option to be bleak.
So I join in recitals where we all discuss our vitals
And lament the memory lost, the sagging jowl, and balding pate,
And with colorful descriptions share effects of our prescriptions
And distressing gastronomical results of what we ate.
We complain and view as heinous all these miseries that pain us
But time becomes the teacher and it makes us cognizant
That unrelenting gratitude’s the most productive attitude
To keep us in the long run, in fine fettle … and extant.