Flavedo (zest)

so what if body
is turning
spirit stays impish
ever in cahoots
with a mind that’s childlike
and together
they impulsively
continue taking off
dragging beat up
body along
akin to yon basket
of a soaring hot air balloon
flirting with the clouds
hovering, partaking
nature’s smorgasbord
biting, wolfing, assuaging
its enormous zest
for living
life, largely


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