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Up from Fifty

They say once you hit fifty
it’s all down hill.
That nebulous, nameless “they”
nay-saying every decent aspect
of aging, forgetting grace exists
in the graying bodies too.

Pronounced aches,
prolonged convalescing,
failing parts,
all that notwithstanding;
It is a grace at any age
to continue the race.
The key
is knowing how
to negotiate the venue.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers