After age 50, what we talk about at parties.

Party On

Oh, the joys of being ripped off,
stolen from and bad service to boot.

Is this what conversation has come to?

Then there's ailments, theirs and mine,
from the merely irritating to the sublime.

Is this what small talk has descended to?

Shopping deals, house repairs and car
troubles, yes, this is what passes
for chit-chat at parties.

Politics, far left or far right, religion too.

Something to get the blood pumping,
in your middle age.

Let's face it, we're not young at all.

Turn the page.

What about sex, drugs and rock n' roll?

Poetry by Anne Westlund
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Written on 2019-01-18 at 01:12

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