Poetic View on Retirement
Anne Sexton said she felt 19 in the head.
I used to agree with that poetic view,
Now it seems more like late 30’s
or early 40’s in my head.
When asked about post retirement health changes
my doctor said:
“Very little differences between 65 and 70.
Real changes begin between 70 to 75
but most likely more changes between 75 to 80.”
That seemed OK when receiving
the news at 69.
The view changes after turning 75.
I like your doctor’s candor! Thanks for sharing his wisdom. Love the poem
not so sure about this MD. my mom was pretty young at 94
Loved the title!
forecasting the ends of things could so easily be maudlin, but not in hands of a poet this skillful.