Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Who's The Fairest Of Them All? Two Views On Aging

road trip 


self image - no - 
not that mental 
one, 

the real one, in 
the mirror 

loathes 
the reflection's 
origin 

life's taunting 
toll  

paid for at 
the booth of 
youth.






mental image 




oh yes, 
let me snap 
this. 
let me 
commit to 
memory that 
Grimm reminder 
in the looking 
glass:  Snow White 


I may not be 
but damn, 
don't question 
that 
reflection. 




Poems ©2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo ©2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Self reflection photo taken by R. Baker 
at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

3 comments:

  1. ha, the playfulness of the second balances the honesty of the first...

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