We have put on the costumes of old people

adapted so well to them

squirmed and squeezed into shapes

become disproportionate with waists bulging

shoulders hunched,

worst of all the tight masks that say grin and bear it

and the misery so great we need to share it. 


The young in their fresh skin

do not get a look in, nor would they wish to

except in rare moments of cur...

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