Sunday, September 11, 2016

This Skin

This skin is too thin
and a size too small;
I'd like to make a return
and exchange it
for something a little more "in"
and less likely to wrinkle and burn.

I'll need something fair
that goes with my hair
and take off a decade or two.

This tacky old skin
has never been
a good fit; I want something new.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

13 comments:

Sioux said...

Me, too!

Julian said...

nice, a good light hearted read. No wrinkles, oh bliss.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

LOL. But we love you just as you are!

Jae Rose said...

I wonder though if we change our skin too much we change who we are - some nice soothing creams and a good nights sleep may help a little..although I agree sometimes the skin we are in feels old and in need of removal

Truedessa said...

Perhaps, a day spa would rejuvenate the body and mind. Some days I think I need tougher skin to get through the day.

brudberg said...

Alas .. only snakes can do that...

Mary said...

Ha, when you find something like this, spread the word! I will be first in line. Smiles.

Fireblossom said...

Not feeling friends with the old flesh prison?

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ha ha! I have always been complimented on my skin, but I learned early that I couldn't sun-bake without burning, so it has its drawbacks.i

Magaly Guerrero said...

If they let you return your skin, do tell me about it: I have a hip, a digestive system, and funny toe I wish to speak to someone about. LOL!

SuyashJ said...

now that was scathing

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I had to get a tailor and have mine let out a bit. Mostly the waist.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Yes, but no one would believe such an old soul wearing new skin - besides, ain't nothing wrong with old skin - it's soft and warm and forgiving. Love this and of course love you - Mosk