How Old Are You?
What needless agonies and fears
await us in our bathroom mirrors—
well-lit with no protective shade
to hide the tracks that time has made.
Put vanity upon a shelf.
Mere mirrors cannot reveal one’s self.
Wrappings simply serve to hide
the real gift that is hidden inside.
That old woman in the glass
is the result of years of sass
and fun and creativity.
She’s not defined by what you see.
Age need not carry fear or menace.
for all our ages remain within us.
Calendars only go so far
in telling us what age we are.
All photos on this blog, unless labelled otherwise, are by me. The prompt today is age.