Geras (daimon of old age)

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on February 9, 2016 in General Blabbity Blab |

geras8409it’s true we hate the old

what we all will one day come to

if luckily we live so long

to sport liver spots and parched skin

that belie a life within


it was always the way

from the banished old wives

or those burned at stakes

to the ones we lock up and away

in modern bedlam


we hate them so that we

hire helpers who’ll do the shitty

work we cannot face the feces

the wrecked bodies and

worse the minds


of doctors, rocket scientists

clerks and dentists, mothers, fathers

gone to rot and ruin

in case our brain is next

it’s all in the family


geriatrics do not gentrify

old age is a great leveler

like his good friend death

we can pretend as long as we wish

with creams and surgery


still here comes the old geezer creeping

the old crone cackling

he can’t get it up

she can’t get it on

and old age is not for sissies

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