Paul Breslin

(Braintree, MA)

Terms Of Endearment

"When ye was young, ye worked much better,"
Frank Finnegan said to his body
"Ye ran and ye leaped like an Irish setter
And yer proportions wasn't s'shoddy.

"Yer legs would wend ye the way t'church
Yer knees was sturdy at prayer.
Ye climbed like an ape high up in the birch
And yer arms was strong for the wear.

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