borrowing again, but so aptly

It’s only the body
It’s only a hip joint
It’s just a bulging disc
It’s only weather
It’s only your heart
It’s a shoulder who needs it
This happens all the time
It’s very common
It’s unusual
For people your age
For people your age
You’re in great shape
Remarkable shape
It’s nothing you did
The main thing is
It’s temporary
It’s only a doll
In a house that’s burning

“Fire” by Wyatt Townley, from The Afterlives of Trees. © Woodley Press, 2011. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)

It says printed with permission. That’s not really true, but I’m linking to them and I’m not claiming it’s mine, so is that enough?

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