Dogs 2015

REMEMBERED BEAUTY
(3/18/15)


20

25

most of them
from 30 years
ago

or more

drop dead
gorgeous women
who would flirt
ferociously

then destroy

where
are they now?

well preserved
or all
gone to hell?

the odds are
that most
are unrecognizable
from those strutting
sex assassins
of the past

sagging
instead
of bragging
they probably
avoid
the limelight
where once
they dominated
each
and every stage

we mourn
for them
in a way

they have
been replaced
by much younger

leaner

and meaner
models

we are
too removed
by age
from these
nascent nubiles
to be at risk
any longer

we see
trouble

right after
we see
those fresh tits
and ass

and they
do not sense
our existence

at all

we are
ghosts
of men

we open
the photo albums
and try to remember
our hearts
being destroyed
by those faded
faces
and figures

we close
them again

avoiding
mirrors
for a few days
after