Old Emily

Curly tendrils lie against her face

Aged the color of very old lace

Wrinkles scattered on her cheeks

Character lines showcasing history

Gnarled hands with bony fingers

Meet at narrow wrists, fragile

Age spots adorn her skin

Big girl freckles is how she thinks of them

Young woman trapped in decaying frame

Falling apart around her

Sits in her chair and watches herself sway

Twirling to the music that only she can hear



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