Poem: goodbye

We start out so beautiful

Radiant perfection

Baby fat adorable

Helpless charming

New to everything

We climb trees

Catapult fearlessly over walls

Curiosity rules us

We are invincible

Then slowly we descend

Grow hairy, wrinkled,

Bloated with depression.

Skin furrows deep scars

Rough etched bark-like

Bent over hunched

Walking cane and wheelchairs

no more dangerous daring

no more beauty prizes

no more freebies for being cute

Nope

And then you die

Goodbye.