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The flash of fear I feel
at passing darkened windows
or dim-lit mirrors
comes when I observe, reflected,
a stranger in my clothes
(or skin) and think:
is this the me
that other people see?
This ghostly image
that I know cannot be me?
Though its actions correspond
to those I take
in shaving, bathing,
wielding cans of aerosol,
surely I would recognize
this jaded, aging,
desensitized distraction
that the world
for me.

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  1. Date: 7/2/2015 3:03:00 PM
    Very fine piece You are a fine writer

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 4:23:00 PM
    Yes, it takes me three times as long to get ready and look 1/3 as well as I did ten years ago..Disheartening isn't it..Got a chuckle at your write..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 9:24:00 AM
    nice work have a nice day ~always *P.D.