Old man awake and confused.
The dreams on the tip of his tongue
disintegrate like the proud erections of youth.
a barking camels baking pit
gulps week old stale water
followed by the disorientating stumble to vertical.
that dizzy dance to expel dehydrated orange fire.
Clinging to the banister coz
old knees need a while to function properly
with the youthful swagger one insists upon them.