It’s hard hearing about past presidents;
the news checks up on them
every now and again
they knock plaintively on their old door
and some face answers
“Jimmy had a fall today but
tomorrow he’ll be fine to play”
“George is feeling a bit under the weather,
he’ll cheer up soon,
we know he’ll get better”
It’s hard hearing about old loves,
those wonky pigeons and graceful doves.
For a time, they were everyone’s neighbor
but they’ve moved now
to some other cul-de-sac in some other town.
We just hope they’re doing okay.
Based on the article “Jimmy Carter Fractures Pelvis, Is Hospitalized After Fall” October 22, 20199:09 AM ET by Bill Chappel