by cindy

When did this happen, this getting older?

We used to gather with friends and discuss


And people

And plans for the future.

Later we gathered and discussed


And plans for our future

And children.

As we continued to gather, we discussed

Plans for our future

And our children

And their plans for their future.

Now we gather with friends to discuss

Retirement (the future is here)


Grandchildren (that future is here, too)


Body parts.

Body parts?


Old knees, new knees

Old hips, new hips

Shoulders and feet and teeth and more.

How did this happen?

When did we get so old?

Why do we still feel—inside—like teenagers?

Oh, and what’s your name again?

Oh, yes. I remember now.