There was a time when, if I dropped something, I’d pick it up without a second thought. Nowadays, when that happens, I yell for the kids (all the way upstairs or across town) to come pick it up!

My yester years were filled with life’s wonders
like tying up shoelaces without ire
and tackling life with zeal and fire
while youth hides most fears and all its ponders

My latter years are filled with more wonders
such as eschewing laces for slippers
while stiffened fingers fumble with zippers
and creaky knees avoid falls and blunders

©Vivian Zems

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