Posts made in August, 2010

This morning and the ones to follow

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

Like the light switch in the bathroom

I am on when I awake

The soldier I must have been in a past life rises,

Finds her feet in seconds and stands alert, weapon drawn

Ready to do battle, clear eyed and invincible.

The stranger in the mirror startles me

A woman no longer young tries to stare me down.

I pretend indifference, a calm I do not feel.

The echos of many voices come to me saying,

No, it’s only a number.

I would never have guessed your age.

I smile and pat the taunt flesh of their cheek or arm,

Thank them for the compliment,

but inside I am thinking,

Good, then trade with me, just for today.

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