Today I realize
I have two fake hips,
glasses for my eyes,
implants in my mouth,
hearing aids to hear her sighs,
meds for restless leg,
blood pressure, and high cholesterol,
and at times I use a walker to avoid a fall.
I take Q-var for my wheezing
and I use a CPAP for nighttime breathing.
In 2010 I had a thyroidectomy– Cancer!
It scared the hell out of me.
Nine hours under the knife
and pills, pills, pills…
for the rest of my life.
To kill the cancer I took iodine.
It’s amazing– body irradiation
and I’m feeling fine.
Doctors made me what I am–
a new age semi-bionic man.
I’d love to be swifter, smarter,
but I’d settle to live just a little bit longer.