All Backs Wear Out by Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue

All those beautiful women
in their twenties
with their naked, supple bodies,

incredible pre-sagging,
pre-kids breasts,
buns, still firm and shapely,

and well-muscled thighs
wrapped around my waist,
as I carried them to bed.

Could that be the cause
30 years later of this excruciating back pain
that’s laid me out for nearly 3 days?

Maybe?
Probably?
Oh, well.