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I’m 40 Now October 28, 2017


I’m forty now

(Ok, forty-six)

A decent age

I’ve had my fix

Of parties, hoo-has, galas, and more

Of drunken evenings on the shore


My worries now

Have changed in kind

I wonder if

I’ve lost my mind

If you can see my whiskery chin

My sagging butt, my wrinkled grin


My weekends now

Are filled with other:

With making my will

With being a mother

Sleeping in means half past eight

Half a pound means losing weight


I’m wiser though

It comes with a cost

Of bladder control

Of getting lost

In a crowd of younger, louder voices

Thinking they make better choices


As time goes on

As I get older

My breasts will deflate

As my words get bolder

And given the choice between looks and knowledge

I know that experience is the better college.



I’m 40 Now

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Lori Duff

Lori B. Duff is an award-winning author who practices law on the side.  Her latest book, "If You Did What I Asked in the First Place" was awarded the Gold Medal for humor in the Foreword INDIES awards in 2019. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here. If you want Lori to help you market your book, click here.

I’m 40 Now October 28, 2017