DESIGNATED HITTER *

I need a designated hitter
to step in for me
to handle tasks I can’t,
like taxes, and arguments
with my younger brother.
I need a designated hitter
to go shopping for me
when I can’t seem
to lift myself out of bed.
I need a designated hitter
who helps me with the
new technology that is way
past my comprehension.
I need a designated hitter
to find new friends for me,
a new group with whom
I can compare aches and pains,
and not feel like a constant complainer,
or see me as some aging senior citizen.
Designated hitters shouldn’t be reserved
just for ballplayers who are young anyway.
They are needed for old codgers like me.