Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ain’t No Escaping

It's A Beautiful Morning (Outside My Window)
Originally uploaded by lorenzodom

Ain’t No Escaping

There ain’t no escaping getting older.

Some mornings it seems that my only respite
is that I still have a healthy libido.

Otherwise, I’m feeling it:
Heel spur
Back aching
Vision blurred
Painful stress in my shoulders from
the tidal wave of emotions of the X
the unbearable weight of bills
the never-ending excuses from my publisher.

After shaking it all off—
stretching a little, combing my hair, having my second of coffee
I feel better about myself and despite the lingering signs of age
I gauge that I’ll be okay—
I still get those looks from strangers on the street,
I still can punch out verse upon a whim,
I still can capture those decisive moments,
I’ve still got my libido.


(R&O thank you for the inspiration)

Rose, Olive & Me

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