vox poetica – Spa

It's just poetry, it won't bite


10.11.19 Posted in today's words by

Leah Stenson’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Cruelest Month” (September 2019).

By Leah Stenson

At a spa where young people
flaunt tight abs and toned limbs
and women wear skimpy, stylish bikinis,
as a septuagenarian with grey hair,
sagging flesh and mid-drift barely
restrained by one-piece Speedo,
I wonder if I am an eyesore, maybe
even the specter of death.

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