Am I Happy, Unhappy or Feeling Numb?

these days

it’s difficult to put an emotion

on my feelings

my health has taken a turn

doctors don’t have answers

my food is my friend — like

sardines (I cut the tails off before eating)

i select different types of crackers

making sardines tastier / / /

Mornings —

two cups of coffee with


while swallowing meds & vitamins

i see “balance of nature” vitamins

on tv advertising — the ads

almost guarantee one will feel

30 years younger or more —

guess what ?

no such luck

i’ve gone back

to cheaper vitamins i buy online

i also eat cheese — lots of cheese

with pickled boiled eggs

with a tad bit of black pepper

& hot sauce

makes for a good meal / / /

i’m trying to lose a few pounds

i’m told to exercise but i think

that’s a dirty word, isn’t it?

ok, i will walk, yes . . .

i’ll walk from the parking lot


where i shop at a store

yesterday i had energy —

enough to go to “dollar tree”

i bought cleaning supplies

i won’t bother you with the kinds or brands

i have a friend who brings me goodies

various kind of adult drinks in bottles

& diet drinks (name brand drinks)

he’s a good man

a really good man to be so kind to me

a long time ago i stopped buying

bottled water — is drinking tap water

from the water company so bad ?

my days are spent

reading books

sometimes watching TV

(but not much anymore)

i can’t seem to find any good things

to watch these days

books are my pleasure

oh, how i remember so many years ago

when i wrote and published

love poetry books

& traveled throughout the states

giving poetry readings at universities

& afterwards, being treated to wine & cheese

& other goodies to eat

by the facility

with students asking to talk

and hang around with me

yes, those were the good days

when book sales allowed me to

buy cars and a cabin beside a pond

and dine wherever my friends

wanted to eat

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >

i’ll write more later

thanks for visiting me today


(Jim Wortham, December 14, 2022)

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Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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