metabolism

used to be so patient
curious
how
now
when no rush
is upon me
I get more
anxious
as I slow down
impatience
grows
quicker
how
easily
I unravel
faster than a child
unwrapping a gift
the body changes
as cells are no longer
replaced
some entirely
erased
by time
and
discombobulation
what was once strong
almost wooden
this side of the eternal
cast before death
into the infernal
regions
with the biggest sin
of all,
fated aging
only to reconcile
the return
to wormfood
as the immune system
becomes weaker
life becomes
bleaker
so, why care about
certain indiscretions
by the time
one has learned
the lessons
we simply
end…

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Bah Bah black Sheep- A hippie, rebel, highly individual. While loving creativity I have always done battle with the practical/impractical aspects of life. Sitting here in my aerie observing the world, the stars above and the other pinpricks below..
Been writing poetry since I was 14, now 62

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 6 years ago

    Nietzsche, would like this piece…..very existential……

  • ya think?

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 6 years ago

    Sorry I meant to add; this really does flow and work well…..

    Makes me think of the old adage “enjoy it while you have it”, makes a lot of sense

  • yeah, one of those lessons it has taken so long to learn,lol
    hopefully tomorrow I will write something less dim and more funny :))

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 6 years ago

    Probably not entirely….

    But certainly this part…
    “so, why care about
    certain indiscretions
    by the time
    one has learned
    the lessons
    we simply
    end…”

  • yeah, very dark conclusion, huh?

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 6 years ago
    Indeed dark and presupposes that learnt lessons come in the final hour and not throughout a course of life…
  • which, by then , is superfluous unless, of course, it is going to help in the next life

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 6 years ago

    I’ve returned to read this piece many times, each time I find another meaning that feels meant for me….

    It is really very good…

  • I have discovered within myself that all of those things I used to guard against doing, it no longer matters so much about exhibiting all the niceties since those hardly get noticed anyway, and what is noticed instead is the negatives of you even if they are slighter than elsewise. On judgments, people tend to see what they want to see rather than what really is there….
    So, as I age, I find myself holding little back with no intent of ever hurting anyone, but saying what I damn well please to say, having less modesty, too…which often comes across as being a curmudgeon but, in truth, it is being openly honest…if someone is embarrassed by something I say, even if it is not about them specifically, this is their problem, I no longer want to shoulder the burden for their delicate feelings…
    ah, but, the weird part about this is, in my past discretionary ways no one gave a damn either…

    – mychaelalchemy

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 6 years ago

    It is often damned if you do and damned if you don’t…

    The older I get the less I think I know…

    I do have the habit of taking the long road to say something; this has changed of recent times. I’m more inclined to say what I think without qualifying…

  • yeppers. get right to it…no beating around the bush

    – mychaelalchemy

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