TWO-MINUTE ODE TO AGE [At the Hairdresser]

English: Portrait of old woman sitting by a wi...

Portrait of old woman sitting by a window. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beauty greyed in hair of deep dye
With white paint streaked through roots;

Faced with faded brows and darked eye patches,
Tired hands and braceleted grime,
Parched mouth and dry genitalia all …

Spirits like shampoo bubbles pour down the sink.

© Millicent Danker
5 June 2002

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