2012-10-16T11:00:25-07:00October 16th, 2012|Musings on life|

Still life with lower back pain

My back is made of cotton floss and razor blades
weak and angry
it yells at me all the time these days

don’t even think of lifting that

but I am still young and indestructible
I try to explain this
but my back is yelling too loud
to hear me

I rummage around for core muscles
like a picker in a bin
a blind picker
a locked bin

I explain to my son
that he is too big
to be carried around
but he hangs on even tighter
as though he is as scared as I am
of the approaching army of age.

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