Monday, June 3, 2019

Arlene Corwin writes

The Good Thing With Sex After Eighty 
                     (a metaphor only)

The good thing with sex after eighty
Is that it’s never flighty,
Never to be taken lightly
Although playful to the fullest.

Having age’s benefits, which far from few,
The very slowness giving each and every feeling newness
Of a you-ness never felt in springtime’s days:
Rediscovered in a hundred lovely, treasured ways. 

Yeah, yeah, one reads the lists:
This, that and fists of facts:
The thin, the fat, 
The morning aches in joint and bone
With sleep that’s partial, un-profound.
Multifarious the pains and ills.
And still, the benefits outweigh.
So never underestimate sagacity,
The knowledge and experience; the knowledge from experience
Which only comes from several hundred thousand segments.
Several thousand days behind.

Find yourself and who you are.
Differentiate the light from dark.
See the differences and then unite them.
Learn to welcome and not fight them. 
There are many good things with the after eighty sex.

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