The older you get 
the more concrete this abstract
concept becomes,
like bird poop on the windshield 
it can’t be ignored 

My grandkids wonder
why I spend so much time
in the Oval Office
and, like a lazy president,
hardly ever get anything done

All it takes
is one day away from home
or family members come to visit
or a race to fill an unexpected order.
Then it can be awful hard
to brake out of the starting gate.
For such ocassions
the grocery store has an aisle
stacked with miralax,
the miracle elixir 
that can blow the floodwall
of Lake Pontchartrain 

When you’re young
this is rarely discussed
but for us old-timers
it’s a regular topic
of conversation