Middle-Age Privilege





Outdoor cafe table.

Wine glasses full.

Local greens spilling out

   of hubcap-size bowls.

Hair fluffy but well-bossed.

Glossy toes in mules.

Chunky watch.

Large overflowing bag

   sitting like a well-behaved dog

   at ankles-crossed feet.

Phone nearby, silent.

Best friend, all ears.

More wine.

No interrupting.

Lots of nodding.

Long spells of describing

   running injuries,

lamenting having sold

   the eliptical.

Lamenting being forced

   to do yoga

   until the knee

   is better.









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