The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
The other day someone who's known me a long time accused me of dying my hair, and then later I got carded while buying alcohol, by a clerk who can't have been more than half my age. As a person who is both small and well-preserved, I have looked younger than I actually am for basically my entire life – which, generally speaking, is great, don't get me wrong. But sometimes it seems like looking a little more seasoned would be an advantage. Anyway, it got me thinking about the lengths to which people will go to appear younger, and a poem drizzled out:
Smoothing the wrinkles and buttoning the nose
Copyright © 2015 by Dave Grossman
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