The Emeriti

by Gerald Locklin

When Toad goes for his morning coffee and
Raisin-bran cookies at the Donut Shoppe,
His wife asks, “Off to hang out
With your geezer pals?”

And when the Pre-Medicares
Are leaving for work,
They yell back at Toad and the other
Septuagenarian / Octogenarian retirees,

“See you lazy bastards tomorrow . . .
If you’re still above ground!”