Vivi per Sempre

Let’s live forever in bodies we like,
That comfortably flex and don’t hurt
That accomodate standing, a trip, or a hike,
With brains that are chill, but alert.

Let’s live forever with people who’re great,
In good situations, with grace,
With kindness, and hope for the days that await,
As travellers head into space.

But now, in our bodies that creak and complain,
With our minds that grow old and forget,
With our friends far away, and an itch in our brain,
And our needs that just cannot be met…
Let us live while we can as we are, and remain,
And appreciate life that we get.

(Vivi per sempre, “Let’s live forever” is an Italian toast.)

26th November 2021