Day 19: NaPoWriMo 2021

A Bad Day for Smoke and Mirrors

When Plato said,
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder …
he forgot about mirrors.

And who said
Only good comes from self-revelation.

My frame is tipsy with gravity
and in need of scaffolding,

my knees crack when I stand,
a noise to wake the dead,

my eyelids
droop as if I’m half asleep,

my nose drips
though I’ve not caught a cold,

me, plucker
of grey hairs from my chin,

my eyes are failing, but my
hearing is good. I hear them say,

“Look at that poor old dear,
give up your seat for her, son.”

but it’s good, it seems, self-revelation,
knowing that I’m relevant, passionate,
and only confusing to some.


Written for Miz Quickly’s Day 19: those tiring things and PA’s “Future“.

11 responses to “Day 19: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. Yain’t confusin me, Misk; but your poetry’s blowing my mind. Thanks.
    PS: All my chin hairs are grey now but my hearing only fails when I choose not to listen.

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    1. LOL! Same as my Peder.

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  2. I like this and can relate. Thank goodness for those last lines!

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    1. The last lines are a total fib. I’m just talking myself out of a miserable mood. 😂


      1. Well, you made me feel better. 😂


  3. wonderful imagery! My knees crack too… I inherited it from my Mum. I used to be able to tell if it was Mum coming up the stairs by the sound of her knees. 🙂 Luckily neither of us ever aspired to careers which involved sneaking.

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    1. 😂 as long as my noisy pins continue to haul me around, I’ll not complain … too much.

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  4. If you’re not in pain, that’s a good thing.


  5. What’s the deal with the tissues? My sister and I have the same problem.


    1. I don’t know but it is darned annoying!


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