Imagine that Life

Imagine that life flowed the opposite way
      Beginning with childhood and teenager years
      Full of wisdom, experience, deep understanding,
      Vast circles of friends, carefree humor, and leisure –
But also with physical frailty, weakness, poor stamina,
      Fuzzy vision, muffled hearing, vertigo, indigestion.
And what if old age offered bodily health
      Strength and vitality, a whirlwind robustness –
      Along with ignorance, turmoil, conflict, worries,
      Career chaos, angst, and loneliness, ...

Who would want that?

^z - 2021-10-31