Everyone is talking
about age as disease
            and other than the body what is contained?

Terrible affliction,
             this living forever.

This everyone about begging
              everyone about
                         more efficient monsters.

              Singlehandedly, I saved an entire world.

The nurses run around like daisies,
patients and friends praise me.


            I’ve been thinking in numbers again.

                         Those headaches you offered,
I’ll take my share. And hers, and his, and yours.

              I’m all out of surprises, I surrender.