|Someday i'll leave this body
go on and find whatever else
there is for me.
It's a good old body. it still
takes me where I need to go
gives me some comfort.
Also some satisfactions, though
they're not as sharp or full
as memory would have me believe.
My body's my friend, finally.
I don't fight it any more
I've learned to listen to it.
We've been through a lot together
I know its limitations much
better than I ever used to.
My eyes, ears and teeth have
let me down some, but it's ok
I have learned to live with it.
More parts of it are worn, larger
than is fashionable, but I like it.
It's my home, I live here for now.
I am relaxed within this frame
for I know that what makes me
ME, isn't anything that one can see.
It's all I've learned, it's my spirit
that animates and lives within.
I'll leave this shell behind.
© Bonnie Gardner