The Ballad of the Menopausal Male

Michael Bloor

(first published in Writers’ Forum, Issue 167, Sept. 2015)

He yearns to wander the wide blue yonder,

To vanish – pouf – like Bilbo Baggins,

To shed his beery mini-paunch

And his many other mini saggings.

He’s a sixty-something, semi-senile seeker,

His new-grown beard’s already itching,

He’s up, up and away to Costa Rica…

Just as soon as he’s cleaned the kitchen.

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