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2012-12-14T12:36:16-05:00December 14th, 2012|Musings on life|

The depletion of cuteness

They are rubbed grey and bristly
skin thick and loose
faces like rhinos
like oak trees
some of them are still big
but in a hunched way
like bears

it’s hard to believe old men
were once so soft
you would put your nose anywhere
soft like ripe fig
clear as a bath

I wonder
does time rub away
their memory
of being cute
or do they wish
I would look at them longer
like we do with babies
wanting to touch them
just to be close
to all that hope.

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