Dining Out on Aches and Pains
Every day they exercise their God-given right
all of their various maladies and twinges to recite.
Over coffee in the morning and martinis after five,
they nod their heads with wonder that they are still alive.
Over pork with wine sauce, they whine about their bladders.
They complain about dizziness. They cannot ascend ladders.
Obstructions in their bowels and needed hip replacements
seem not to curb their appetites for listing such debasements.
From head to toe, they tell the rest each disease and malfunction,
discuss medicine and herbs, consider extreme unction.
They moan about their neck aches and complain about each corn.
This relation of their aches and pains amounts to senior porn!
As though proud of each new symptom, they relate them with some glee,
hoping to receive some newfound sympathy from me,
but in fact I’ve heard all of their ills time and time again,
and I think that it’s their telling that is a royal pain!!
Prompts for today are exercise, symptom, royal and rest. Here are the links: