Jan. 13th, 2013

Signs

Jan. 13th, 2013 10:27 am
snakypoet: (with Chamuel)
The face in the mirror, caught, shocks.
The chin has become truncated, the cheeks hollow,
the small, staring eyes old.

It has changed overnight, the very shape
altered by deep new grooves
running down from the corners of the mouth.

'You're doing so well!' friends tell me.
Here is the sudden evidence otherwise,
private sorrow gouging visible tracks.

Already I don't look like me any more:
the me that he would recognise and remember.
This thought starts new tears.

I remind myself he will know me by my essence,
my energy. The strange little face — alien, unknown —
gazes back at me out of the mirror, blankly.

Top Cat

Jan. 13th, 2013 10:29 am
snakypoet: (with Chamuel)

I know from my reading
the two pairs of eyes gazing up,
demanding extra breakfast,
are not pleading but aggressive.

I bend closer to their level  
and stare back, saying a firm 'No!'
They drop their eyes and slink away.
Aha! I'm still the Alpha.

Auditory

Jan. 13th, 2013 11:46 am
snakypoet: (with Chamuel)

Yo Yo Ma's fine cello notes
linger in the air around me
long after the YouTube stops.

snakypoet: (with Chamuel)
Or perhaps it is that several pennies drop, one by one. At any rate, I come to various realisations, rather slowly. Old ways of thinking, I suppose, take a while to clear.
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