You remember those days when your body didn’t ache
Or you could eat two pizzas and not gain a pound
Until that dreaded middle age kicked in
That flipped your whole world, but you didn’t notice till it was too late
Here we are now, but there is a silver lining. Okay, maybe not.
Down and out is not in her vocabulary.
If anything, it just means get your hands dirty,
Get up, and swing for the fences.
Determined to rise like the phoenix of old,
Even if every part of her soul screamed in pain
Even after getting kicked back down again and again
Pushing past that finish line proved she had it within her
Howling in frustration at not being able to participate
Abby kicked her sister as hard as she could
That made Matty scream, “Why did you do that?”
Even if I wanted to, Abby said, I can’t kick the whole team
Reactions like that made Matty wonder the border between being a lover and a …