What Doesn't Kill Us
Survival we are learning from the time
we learn to crawl, to walk and then to climb.
Perhaps we’ll teeter, fall, and bash our head!
We grow, and to new struggles we are led.
Once old, we find the gift that loves to give
is sickness! We are dying while we live!
Lucky souls might live to see their hundredth.
What doesn’t kill us just postpones our death.
68 Words . Written Feb. 27, 2017 for the contest of Laura Loo
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2017
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