weary bones

a number of times lately

I’ll hear a song

or an album by someone

from around 7 years ago

and think

“was it really that long ago?

I never let that one sink in

like I did their earlier work”

and then I wonder

why everything changed

in those recent years?

why did I stop?

why did I stop

enjoying things like that?

The horror creeps in

making awful suggestions

that I’d rather not contemplate.