AGING or Twisting Your Life Away

By Andre Churchwell, MD, FACC

Life’s molecules twist and undulate like
oyster pearls on a string.

Breath and life are
suffocated by another of God’s
twisting, delicious,
and asphyxiating creations—sausage links.

We wish for Winston Churchill’s genetic resilience.
To scoff at death while ingesting a copious diet
of sausage, eggs and vino.

Like Sinatra, he smiled
and after over 8 decades of life
offered one more toast to

DNA cracks under the unrepairable influences
of wear and time that lead
us to a common quiet place.

So, raise your glass again and
smile for joy and life
to be endured before
apoptosis has its way.