Fred Odom

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Stretching My Luck

There I was sitting on bed's edge
following strenuous stretching mandated by
my 5th lumbar to avoid surgery. It will come to pass
anyway in time, I think.
I will tire of sweeping back the shore's tide of age.
my arms, tiring of attempting stretching legs 90 degrees
agreed and appeared aged and worn.
unconsciously, my hand reaches and opens a poetry book
stopping at page ninety and a poem begins reading me.

Trees in my yard
though bent and drooping with the weight of Spring leaves
age better. Diameters thicken. Height increases,
wind which blows ...

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