MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (3)

Flipping the Script

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A fortnight,
Like his siblings before him
My youngest son will be leaving home
To lead a life of his craving
My father, my aunts, my cousins
Too many dear friends are dead
I’m on calcium pills to save
My wasting bones from Osteoporosis –
A last-ditch effort to defeat middle-age.
Although my other half and I have
Attainted to our imperfect,
Funny and sad bond for two decades
The bombs of divorce and widowhood
Are falling all around us –
The rent we pay for a rich life-experienced
Version for flipping the script.

Copyright © Ugo Nkwoala | Spilledwoords.org | 2020

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