On Ageing

Invaded by an alien

blue veins are pulsing marbled mud

breasts desiccated, juiceless buds

 

skin has become reptilian

amber hair is now dusty grey

can’t sleep at night and doze all day

 

heart that once soared now only thuds

I have become an alien

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

On Ageing 2

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