17 February: Those Telltale Signs

an elderly man in grey with a grim expression AI artwork

Those Telltale Signs

I glance over at him,

a man of increasing years and greyness,
his hair, his shirt, his trousers, his skin,
folds like ditches on his earlobes.

He bends over, one hand steadied
on a shopping trolley,
reading the Sell-By dates,

and blocking my way
to the strawberries.

I wait.
I have more time than he does.


AI Digital Art is mine and created using Midjourney’s bot (v4). Image and poem Β©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

11 responses to “17 February: Those Telltale Signs”

  1. Was this hubby w you or a fellow shopper? The visual you describe could be my dad

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    1. He’s just some guy at the supermarket.

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  2. We appreciate your patience.

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  3. Love the image and the poem. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½

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  4. Oooof … that last line! :-). Great poem and as others have observed, spot on image.

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    1. It took me longer to create the image than to write the poem! πŸ˜‚

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