this is gonna hurt…

after a pick up game
with
my nephew
and
some of his friends
i stopped by
aunt bea’s
being
in the neighborhood
of course
i bemoaned
my poor aching bones
and
expressed my wonderment
that
she didn’t
have more complaints
about
such things
aunt bea
said
honey
if i complained
about
every ache and pain
i had
because of my age
there would be
nothing else
to discuss
she said
i’ve found
with time
one
learns
to accept
the pain
as part
of the price
for
existence
and
i’ve grown
to know
that others
suffer
spiritual pains
far greater
than those
of
the body

can’t reveal what you don’t have…

i was
telling
aunt bea
how
the leader
of
the free world
was
unable
to get his taxes
done
on time
and
subsequently
had
to
file
for
a tax deadline extension
she
slowly
shook her head
and
said
leadership
at
the most
basic level
requires
time management
as
well
as
the ability
to
get things
done
or
assigned to
someone
more
competent
all i can say
in this instance
is
honey
if you can’t swim
get
out
of the water