Sometimes my joints are aching, walking up the stair,
some other time after only a few steps I feel I need a chair.
my yell is not as loud as it once has been
when I read I do admit, without glasses I had never seen
the little letters in the book, the story should be told
Once I do buy audiobooks, I’ll know I’m getting old.
Today however, I celebrate, that another year has passed
where I survived and did my best, working on my future and forget about my past.
Every year is a new start and things should be taking off
(even though I started this year now, with a cold and quite a cough.)
However, the number on my bones climb higher some days I feel like fried
or like I had been cooked alive – and afterward been mummified.
Hold up your glass and celebrate that despite all the lows and highs
finally, in long, wide strides, AJ’s slowly getting wise!
(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, January 2017)