Happens To Other People

You notice a line on your face.

It’s faint and thin,

As if someone swiped a pencil across your forehead.

It wasn’t there yesterday.

It will probably be gone tomorrow.

Aging happens to other people.

You feel a pain in your knee.

It’s dull and only aches when it rains.

You believe it’s from over-exercising,

Or maybe from an awkward movement.

It will heal soon.

Aging happens to other people.

You find a strand of grey.

It’s mixed in with your auburn waves.

You initially think it’s just the lighting,

But you pluck it out and see its color.

It’s only one grey hair, you tell yourself.

Aging happens to other people.

You hear your test results.

The numbers are off the charts.

Your doctor urges you to change your diet.

She says you need to exercise more.

You think that’s what they all say.

Aging happens to other people.

You try to catch your breath.

The air feels hot and thick as it creeps down your throat.

Your lungs seem like balloons unable to inflate.

The burning sensation amplifies in your chest.

You reason it’s all from a summer cold.

Aging happens to other people.

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