Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Colors of Aging

After years of pretending,
she grows her hair gray
to show the world
what it has done,
like Jackie Kennedy
who wanted everyone to see
the blood
of her husband
on her
pink suit.

3 comments:

Kay said...

ugh...so morbid, yet real

Dymphna said...

Thanks, Kay! You are right--when you get to my age, it's definitely real!

raskolniikov said...

this is fucking excellent. one of the best poems i have read in a long time.

Poems © Gemma W. Wilson