Dogs 2012

REFLECTION NEVER FADES
(8/9/12)


I seldom
peer into
the looking glass
these days

I know
where everything
is

hair
eyes
ears
nose
mouth
teeth
beard
under arms

that totally
blank
expression

added
visuals
which are
of little help
in the daily
oblations
to the gods
of grooming

oh
I will sneak
a peek
when shaving
my neck

but
all other
primping
in full view
of self
is depressing

it's not
so much
that I have
grown tired
of looking at
how tired
looking
I have grown

there will
always
be that

I simply
need
no further
reminders
of myself

those
walking
talking
mirrors
will never allow
me
to forget