The Plan

Generally when a woman
reaches the age of 40
she starts to lie

saying perhaps that she is 39-

I'm planning on going older
saying I'm 52 or 53,
something within the range of believability.

I'm already smiling thinking about all the people
who will look at me in amazement and shock
saying, "No way! You look so young. You can't be a day over 40."

To which I'll shrug and say, "Clean living, that's the secret."