Old age is catching up with me,
I’m running as fast as I can.
I’m losing ground and can see,
years fly faster than I planned.
I ignored the sagging visage,
the invading wisps of gray.
No way do I envision,
what the mirror has to say.
I’m locked into a time frame,
who is this person that I see?
This has to be a mind game,
my brain says I’m thirty-three.
My running shoes are showing wear,
as I’m slowly being overtaken.
One day I will awake and stare,
thinking I must be mistaken.
This aging person can’t be me,
though I really should admit it.
What’s happening to the girl I see,
I’m in denial and don’t regret it.
Meg says about herself: I am from a rural area in northeastern Wisconsin. Close enough to Green Bay to be a Packer backing Cheesehead. I guess I have always written but did not take it seriously until being widowed and found writing a great way to fill those empty moments. I have been published in several anthologies and I have a website of my poetry. I hope you enjoy my muses strange wanderings.
For more of Meg’s poetry, go to https://poetrypoem.com
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