“deep south” by L. K. Thayer

aging…….
hormones a raging
can’t remember what’s up
just that it’s all
breaking down
going deep South
give me a mint julip
make that a double
sit me on a porch swing
but hey,
wait a minute baby
I ain’t ready to go
out to pasture
just yet
you betcha, not yet
stay in check
hold on, suck it in, slurp it down
get it up,
swing it over my shoulder
whatever I gotta do
it ain’t quittin’ time, see
I’m fightin’ false tooth
& hang nail
I don’t wanna give up
just cause gravity
is beatin me down
I will tugboat, this barge
up the river
paddle my
cottage cheese ass
over the falls
adopt a Southern drawl
cause this babe is just startin
to spread her bat wings
different bat time,
different bat station
time to sing,
time to dance,
time to shout
I am not down for the count
you cannot
knock
me the fuck out!
L.K. Thayer
© 2013
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13 comments

  1. Mitch · June 3, 2013

    As heavy as lead……. getting old we all dread! I can’t see Lisa ever not being sexy in bed!
    I read this thinking what a great song lyric all this she said!!!!

    Love it luvvvvvvvv it ~x~

    • lkthayer · June 3, 2013

      Thank you Mitch!!! Haha!

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Fred Whitlock · June 3, 2013

    Your poetry and your spirit will be in rock em , sock em energy mode for many years to come. Heading south or sliding into home plate , or swaying across the dance floor; you come up looking as great as ever. You’ll always have heads turning in your direction with your words and style – always leaving us with a smile and some of us sighing deeply.

    • lkthayer · June 3, 2013

      Sweet! Thank you dear Fred!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. Susan Hayden · June 3, 2013

    Love this. And you. So much. What a great reading you gave last night. xSH (your good-luck-charm)

    • lkthayer · June 3, 2013

      Thank you Susan, you are a charmer!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. evebrandstein · June 3, 2013

    Awesome poem, awesome poet, awesome woman and friend. I relate to this and to your authentic voice!

    • lkthayer · June 3, 2013

      Thank you my talented beautiful powerhouse friend, Eve! 🙂

  5. Levy Lee · June 3, 2013

    I freaking LOVE this piece. LOVE IT!!!!! And you are right, can’t knock you TF out, that’s for sure. LOL …

    • lkthayer · June 3, 2013

      Hahaha! Word! Thank you Lee
      That’s for effing sure!!

  6. mary togstad · June 8, 2013

    I am so happy to know you –
    Continue being strong.
    Love-
    mtogs

  7. D. J. · June 9, 2013

    Ah. I can breathe again. Thanks for a shot in the arm. A kick in the carcass. Just what I needed today.
    Gratitude, DJ

  8. oceanpassage · July 3, 2013

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You’re never going to keep me down

    CHUMBAWAMBA – I GET KNOCKED DOWN LYRICS

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