Run For Your Life
Self-involved with every ache- quite solipsistic to be sure.
Never have I been involved with my body more!
And I – sixty four!
Having always disregarded every pain, persevering stoically
I now run to doctors, get MRIs and complain about my knee.
Never have I spoken so much about me!
What’s happened to this lady who always held firm?
What’s happened? I’ve become a MERM
Who runs when she shouldn’t in cold, rain and snow
And laughs with her team mates all a glow.
Delighted as we race up cat hill to Neil’s drill
Proud that we’re older- but not “over the hill.”
February 2005 Back