662: Downhill

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He is accelerating
into a compression
of constant slowing,
of rusted muscle,
and crumbling time.

He sees a narrowing
which you, an assured,
ignore at your peril:
there is no five year
warranty on your life,

you are not immune
to any of this, no matter
what you do at the gym,
in sweated Lycra-hours
of wrist-tracked time.

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