well you know what i mean...don't ya?

japanese fan dances

when did it happen?
this way I look
spots and dots
sagging places
time erases the
fullness of muscle
if only bustles where in style
I'd hide away and smile
behind a hand fan
perhaps one painted in Japan
any way you look at me
I'm just old
or perhaps older than I was
when I was younger
and hungered for wisdom
but it came wrapped in loose fat
marbled and dented
in this body which is, after all,
just rented for this dance
of my life



Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2009-05-09 at 22:01

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
I just came from a wedding and reception where a bunch of us who hadn't seen eachother in a long time were eyeing each other, checking out damage the years had done. Of course I'm talking about the women. Men could care less. One of the things I was particularly interested in was the dots and spots. My darling little Maddie (19 mos.) points out all of mine calling them boo-boos.
This is a delightful poem full of truth and wisdom.
In this case truth and wisdom can bite me!

"just rented for this dance of my life" I love this ending, and the whole way you fashioned this, and now, I don't feel so old. :)

Well, nothing more attractive than a body with a history to it, if you ask me...
I like the rhymes in this text very much especially younger/hungered, unusual and very smoothly done xx