Pagosa Springs Artists

Life Story


After fifteen years
the shine is off,
mutual passion
but a memory,
no longer a glow.

With the coming
of kids, we move
into a brick house,
boring years.

Hair begins to thin,
knees to creak,
skin to sag just
as the kids letter
in school sports.

Expenses soar
to fund college,
arteries clog,
job security now
a constant worry.

Today starts slowly
with a couple cups
of coffee and a buzz
from the morning show
on TV for us retirees.




first published in

©2014 Bonnie Manion


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