You’ll begin by schlepping supposedly inconsequential items,
such as rocking horses, toy boxes, and erector sets,
from room-to-room and back again.
In time you who are most able
will be asked to assist in moving the supposedly immovable:
appliances, furniture, and related items.
Be forewarned, there will come a day
in which you defer to the youngers
by wincing and rubbing your lower back.
And when finally, the end is in sight,
you will, with a gap toothed smile, pick up nails, screws, nuts and bolts
and haltingly, one-by-one, place each in an outstretched hand.