narrowing arteries —
my friendship circle
dwindles


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  1. Alan Summers Says:

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    narrowing arteries —
    my friendship circle
    dwindles

    —JULIE BLOSS KELSEY

    This does sound alarming! I guess as we all get older certain traits move in regarding ill health and the payback from a hell raising past of kinds of food, and other activities.

    But of course it's incredible to realise that after the body stops refreshing ALL our cells around the age of 21 years, that we manage to cope with the same body parts and components for so long.

    So much is gathered up around our "circuitry" which combines both our biological network, consisting of a circulatory system, and our social rounds, circulation, that things begin to change, and narrow down, for various reasons.

    Fast food and fast living and decades of wear and tear will catch up with us, as the body, and the body politic, never forget, or never forget to forget!

    Great verse, and I hope it does the circuits, or that new circles are made.

    Alan

  2. Emmeejay Says:

    So clever!

  3. Joan Prefontaine Says:

    A wonderfully original and memorable haiku! It made me smile even though it speaks of the limiting effects that often come with aging.

  4. Joanne Morocm Says:

    What a thought provoking haiku, Julie!
    It brings to mind Tennyson's poem Ulysses, and my favorite line:
    Tho' much is taken, much abides …

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