They warned me about beer bellies and slower metabolism,
They reminded me that school friends would become acquaintances.
I was prepared for routines and clockwork sleep schedules,
I grudgingly accepted the increasingly elaborate hangover cures.
On most days I am grateful for the steady bank balance, and
I’ve even made my peace with the lack of summer vacations. But
What I can’t get behind, is how a single unconventional sleeping position
Can put my shoulder out of business for an entire week.