Sex After Sixty (Part III)

A New View


Walking side by side wrapped up and warm

in winter recounting the years like sleepless sheep

will keep the bain cells stimulated and keep

the arteries open. A dog works for me, two

even better. We are too old to tolerate toddlers.

The grans can visit but not stay long. These young

people make ‘em they have to do time

like we did.


We old codgers will be busy

going to church, sitting like bookends

on our pew or going though albums

of pictures for fun. No longer steady

hands will alternatingly try to fit

that little hole on the steel post to play

music from the LP’s we collected forever.

We will try to do the Bunny Hop

and bob our way to the doctor’s office

from time to time, but mostly

we will watch tv and smile

at each other a lot. The point, you

younger folks must see, is that

we don’t want to die alone.






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