Marjorie DeBol DeFazio

Rookie (March 29,1933 / Detroit, Michigan)

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Marjorie DeBol DeFazio has written and directed for TV, radio and the stage. Her work includes A Small Corner, Barren Spring, When Women Got the Vote, His name is Adam, and with Patricia Horan, Revolution to Revolution, and “…What Time of Night it is”.

With Anne Brady, she compiled and edited Raising Our Voices, Women Up Through the Ages, a selection of poetry about women, by women, ... more »

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In The Eighth Decade*

*Birth to 10 is the first decade

Whiskers are growing from my chin
My hair is receding, growing thin
I thought these were the province of men
Equality is marching much too far

I expected laugh and frown lines
Would turn to wrinkles
But whiskers on my chin
Receding hair graying, going thin?

Bending seems a chore
Running even more
Swimming is nice
Breakfast adds to waist and life

Bicycle tires need air
Kayak is suspended near the door
Two canoes and the paddles hang in the rafters
Skis come down for use next week

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