We hold this truth to be self-evident…
Anytime parents try
To find time for amour
A child will come running
And knock on their door
A Poet Looks at 40
These aches in my back and my shoulder
Are proof that each day I grow older.
The doc says, “You’ll cure it by stretching!”
But God, it feels good just kvetching.
Shaun Jex is a writer living in the Oklahoma City area. His work has been published by Light, Dirigible Balloon, The Quarantine Review, Cowboy Jamboree, BULL, and others.