Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Face

The disappearing hair, atop a creased forehead.  
The long, pointed nose balancing furrowed eyebrows.
Below, drooping lids and wrinkles;deep, grey eyes.  
Skin; drawn and discoloured.
Red lips; corners down.  
Round chin, two; resting on a work worn hand.
Behind large lenses, deep eyes acknowledge the presence of another.  
A silent, listless plead: "Not today."