Look, poem by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris at Spillwords.com



written by: Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris


Look at my hands
what’s happened there
I guess it is due
to wear and tear

My knuckles once strong
and oh so smooth
Now are wrinkled – gnarled
and can barely move

Wrists once shapely
and quite petite
Today are swollen
needing lots of heat

Skin across my arms
was soft and tanned
Resemble now a label
on an old tin can

Head and shoulders
knees and toes
I once could bend
and touch all of those

Look at my hands
as they are now
They’ve served me well
and made me proud

Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris lives in Southport, NC, USA. She is a twice published poet in Cameron Art Museum’s Writers Respond to Art Program and was awarded the Certificate of Completion for completing the 2021 - 24 Hour Poetry Marathon. Her poem Wheels was published in the 2021 - 24 Hour Poetry Marathon Anthology. Ami writes flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction and fiction as well as poetry. Her short story, Conversations With My Neighbor is published in the anthology, Trouble, by Daniel Boone Publishing. Ami recently completed her first chapbook of poetry titled Reflections - Of A Woman’s Life. She has written two stage plays to date and is currently working on completing her second action/adventure/romance preternatural novel. Ami is a member in good standing with NCWN (North Carolina Writer’s Network) and WSW (Winston-Salem Writer’s).She is a contributing member of several local and out of state writers groups. Ami is known to her closest friends and relatives as Gypsie.
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