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Covid Largesse

by Edward Ahern

Aesop got it wrong.
Or at least incomplete.
This lifelong ant realizes
some of my money will outlive me.
And here comes a Covid check.
More for the kids? Not likely.
But how to best squander it?
I’m too old for expensive vices,
and already giving things away.
Spas and salons are wasted
on a wrinkled, bald man.
What’s left is geriatric dissipation.
Grasshopper trips and meals,
shows and concerts,
gorged on at sedate paces,
with lessened senses and focus
and an age-restricted diet.

Copyright © 2021 by Edward Ahern

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