The problem with staying young
is that it's too much work.
Injecting alien substances
to keep your skin smooth;
trying to stay cool and up-to-
date on the newest parts of culture
while trying to maintain your dignity.
Wearing clothes too small and
swearing that you respect yourself
while spending time with people
who don't; speaking
superficially while maintaining
your intelligence. You try to
be someone you aren't despite
promising to stay true