Restricted (Not) by Celia Turner

Celia Turner | December 16th, 2023 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Years
weigh heavy
supple skeleton
bends bedeviled
time’s slow spiral
gravity’s gyrations
neuron’s slower speed
muscles knot
in need
skin thins
shins jut
sag of butt
droop of spine
thickened nail
curve of toes
so it goes
gums recede
cataracts strike
cold bites
can’t drive
stick self inside

No you say
find the way
out the door
there’s more
there’s more
meeting friends
never ends
take a walk
listen talk
take a class
move your ass
give up measure
body is treasure
live it’s days
laugh and play
come what may
touch a tree
marry me
to birds
the bees
to sky above
dirt below
this is what
to follow.

Poet Bio

Celia Turner is a Loveland published poet in Northern Colorado Writers annual anthology, Poetry Potion and winner of the 2020 Denver Women’s Press Club Unknown Writer’s Contest. She regularly studies poetry, takes workshops and classes. The Grind online practice of a daily poem submitted to a random participating group each month has been a boon. Poetry for her is an ongoing intimate conversation she continues to have with strangers.

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