Falling Behind

Old Rapper

Wrapper Discarded ~ Philip Brent Harris


It makes me want to return to a time,
years ago, before PC’s and smart phones.

After every computer in the house, but one
has crashed, died, given up the ghost, what

should I do now? Install new technology:
television and internet upgrades, we hope.

As age advances, with aches and pains,
these challenges send my mood plunging.

And my stress level sent nearly through the roof.
The roof being the top of my head. Aches and’

pains being the entire rest of my body, when
any joint or muscle or both decide it is time

to strike, any time of the day or of the night.
Understanding now those funny old folks, from

when we were young, did not simply appear older
because of gray hair alone, but because of how

they moved. Though not comprehending some
future day, we would move the same way, because

our bodies demanded that we must, that
even exercising body and mind, we might or

would begin to feel fragile, challenged, every
step of our days and ways navigating change.

And has always been the case, we slowed down
as the world sped up, outstripping our chances to

not only keep pace but also keep from falling behind.
That for now and perhaps always this is inevitable.

And so, at last, my new computer is almost
ready to do my bidding. As to the rest; we’ll see.


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Wrapper Discarded ~ Philip Brent Harris

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