youth fading

gaze carved with wisdom ©papa osmubal

gaze carved with wisdom ©papa osmubal


youth fading

athena kong

                  (response to “bitter smile” by Iok Man)

like clothes too much washed
losing colour
and courage

like shrimp shrunk
under the sun

fire
cools
blue
with every step

becomes a high-wire walk

is a pair of wings –
the bone withers
before the feathers grow

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