Walking briskly for miles
unbelievably strong for almost eighty
a bit cocky as I sail past a young man
tugging on a Golden Retriever

A woman weeding her roses looks up
at my naked knees, my saggy skin
and asks if I have ever tried collagen
do I care?
should I care?
what if I cared?
I walk home slowly, deflated
spend $95 for 1.7 ounces
of Estée Lauder’s Revitalizing Supreme+

I plan to wear long pants
when I walk tomorrow
and take a totally different route
or maybe I will simply stay home