“Aging in a Cup”
When I was five,
there were no second thoughts
with that first cool sip
of sweet and tart–
the morning juice, the sugar rush
and tasty treat I was permitted
for the sake of a daily dose of vitamin C,
to be taken each morning
with a bowl of dry Frosted Flakes.
Now decades have passed,
and that cold glass of sunshine
is an act of bravery,
only possible when
taken with powder-yellow tablets;
stubborn determination tastes
like chalk on my tongue
and sours my stomach.
It’s worth it.
*Thank you for visiting. If you would like to meet me and some other local writers, please come to the Local Author Fair at Massillon Public Library on Saturday, November 11th, from 11am–2pm. I hope to see you there!