fall clearance

eff you
my shoulder says to me.

and adds,

with an earnest
bit of side eye -

you earned this pain.

my body talks
to me
like this
a lot these days.

rude
and brutal.

stunning
and truthful.

out of the blue
my knee wobbles
sideways.

in response
my lower back giggles
and spasms.

i used to be
a part of this conspiracy.

thinking that
no feedback
meant
no problem.

it took very little
to buy into.

now

life moves too fast.

well,
at least,
just faster than me.

i get to
thinking,

wondering
who else has
noticed this
deep discount.

chasing these
thoughts,
my breath leaves
faster than it arrives.