How Others May See Me, poetry by Warren Alexander at Spillwords.com

How Others May See Me

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How Others May See Me

written by: Warren Alexander

 

My face looks the same as yesterday but
When should I have noticed the changes
Maybe the vain notice them immediately
The causal face watcher sees them when
Something falls off or before a doctor visit
It is from your face we gauge age
We do not ask someone to take off their
Shoes and socks to conjure how old they are
People spend fortunes on creams and potions
So that their face is not their face
At 50, everyone has the face they deserve, wrote Orwell
Myopic as to what occurs afterwards
And unfair to the undeserving
I am going to shave now, with my eyes closed

Warren Alexander

Warren Alexander

MARCH 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Warren Alexander was born and still lives in New York City. He was identified as a cynic by his kindergarten teacher, and he honed this quality under the tutelage of Thomas Keneally, Peter Carey, and E. L. Doctorow at NYU, where he received his MA in creative writing.
His satiric novel, Cousins’ Club, was a semi-finalist for 2017 BookLIfe Award for General Fiction. His work, Wrong Train, placed second for the 2016 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award judged by Michael Matrone.
He is currently working on a satiric novel about business.
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