If my wallet gets lost

it will no longer matter.

Who will worry

if the market goes up

down or sideways?

If the weather’s hot or cold,

does it make a difference?

Politics, a dirty business,

who cares who gets elected?

The never-ending wars,

are of little consequence.

Loneliness, a forgotten pain,

worse than dental implants.

Loving touches, sorely missed

as much as the lilting sound

of young children’s laughter

that still ringing in my ears.