Growing Old

I can tell by your hands

that you are older

than what you say,

but it’s the lines under

your eyes that give

the game away.

Here you are trying to

recapture your younger days,

by putting your hand

through his hair,

hoping that he stays.

You laugh at every

mundane thing that he spouts,

to make him feel important

so he won’t run out

like all the ones before him

that have left you alone,

now at this stage of your life,

you can’t face

growing old on your own.

person touching hand
Photo by Juan Pablo Arenas on

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