oh my god. if this isn't an indictment on my ability to create a poem lately I don't know what is.

You've done an amazing thing with this in that I relate immediately, but the form of the poem actually speeds the read to the proper pace for the ending.
As usual, you made form suit your purpose.
It resonates because it's something we all know, but you say it in a way that we all know that we know it.
Fantastic poem, William.