(a gentle rebuttal: Ecclesiastes 12:1-7; Psalm 139:14)
I am fearfully and wonderfully
making myself –
I put orthotics in my shoes,
a spacer between two of my toes
that are too affectionate,
a night guard in my mouth
to save the enamel on my teeth
from nighttime grinding.
I love my titanium left knee.
Also a good bra helps me walk farther.
I certainly rise up I the night,
but, Qoheleth, you old curmudgeon,
you got it right that there are many seasons,
but, when you start to complain
about this one,
I will skip back to the psalms
and look out the window –
I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
blueberry bushes turn red in the autumn.