Plotting an escape

Have you ever gone swimming
with sharks
boosted cars
played fast and loose with the women
or
drank poison and asked for a refill?

it only lasted forever until
forever came over the hill
and we found out
that we were over the hill
too.

If age is just a number
I am number fifteen
got my ticket at the pension office
and a
thirteen minute wait to be seen
by some youngster who doesn’t know me
who will tell me what I’m due
and when I’m told I’ll really feel old
but what else does a pensioner do?

© 2018, John Smallshaw.