Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Looking into Herself -- Poetry 2010

Catching a glimpse
an awkward angled glance
of gravity vs. flesh…
laughing at reflection:
allergy eyes edema
swollen and red rimmed;
thinning gray hair;
chin hair grizzle…
leaning on bathroom counter
too tired to stand
shaking head to age and wear
“life-story-illustrated” in features.
Least she had smile lines
despite frowns convolutions;
buoyed by simple miracles:
spiders hatching,
butterfly wings expanding,
prisms on rain soaked tree limbs.
Observations of nature…
curiosity of beginning and ends;
how it all fits together with her smile…


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