Old Age is Oblique

Image/Art credit to © Suzanne VanBebber

Late summer slathers rouge;
the wrong color
for her complexion,
but in triangular 
forest witchcraft,
she make-believes.

Besides, leaves are two-tone,
dark past their prime,
but blemish-less underneath,
and the blooms of youth
morph to Pacman ghosts,
invisible blurs dry humping in heat.

Fertility is fashionable;
old age is oblique.

© 2022 | K.Hartless

24 Comments

    1. Thank you, Jeff. My daughter and I had just walked in the forest and the two-tone leaves had captured her attention. She asked me why they were lighter underneath, so that lead to this one.

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      1. You’re welcome, K. Ah, a lovely question by your daughter. I loved when the boys asked me questions like that when they were younger. So much fun. Happy weekend, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. I’m looking forward to this weekend and catching up with some of my favorite writers posts. It’s the week before school starts here, and I’ve done and incredible amount of work in 4 days….One day more.

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