Now content he is, in resignation,
A blog to write – evangelizing still, I guess.
Climbing up the stairs is now, by definition,
“major league” – wheezing at snail’s pace.
propelled by just enough acceleration
to haul the load and climb the next day’s hills.
Various wrecks have served as object lessons.
Better far, he thinks, to yield to others' aspirations;
Driving slowly now, he sighs – the tension lessens.