Rotten Eggs

There is
An age difference between us.
And it’s never mattered
Until now.
You see, I’m older.
Quite a bit older, actually.
It’s different when a man
Is the older partner.
For one thing
It’s more accepted.
And it’s never too late
For him to start a family.
His genetic shotgun
Is always loaded.
But a woman
Has a finite number
Of unfertilized eggs.
And when they go past
Their best before date
That’s it.
They’re rotten.
And she can’t buy
Any brand new
Farm fresh free range
Human eggs.
Their licence to thrive expires.
They shrivel and die.
And she dries up like a desert.

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