Age and Mirrors

Picture from the album by Rotto a Pezzi

Mirrors are vicious things
like age they reflect back
what we don’t want to see

Where dark green eyes once
a soft almond shape sat
only droopy eyes look back at me

Luscious lips pink and smooth
corners lifted in a perpetual smile
now resemble the surface of the moon

The nose once a slender focal point
now sports large pores and appears
a bulbous accoutrement

Hair once brown and slightly wavy
is a fuzzy ball of curly gray
I wonder when it got this way

But deep inside I am still me
still a girl with the gentle eyes
auburn hair who could walk for miles

It’s sad to me that as we age
who we are inside
remains the same


  1. Sadje says:

    I think it’s good that the inside stays the same. We think of ourselves as when we were in our prime.

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    1. In a way, however it’s also very frustrating not to be able to do even the simplest things we could do when younger. ((hugs)) ❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        I know, but we are alive and still here.

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