Dorsey Baker


Mirror of a Masterpiece


A face crumbling from its
Tower of beauty
And naked bones
In their becoming
More than decades-
Eyes sinking an awful
Sight to behold
And fallen skin
That fails to
Spring to life
Just a wrinkled
Suit brought and
And soggy socks-
Human nature as its model
The body rebukes its weakness-
And attempts to hide its pain
Climbing its rugged hills
Its footsteps slowed-

Submitted: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Edited: Monday, September 26, 2011

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