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Wrinkles

Rating: 2.9

For Naomi Lazard

Sometimes I can't wait until I look like Nadezhda Mandelstam.
-- Naomi Lazard

My friends are tired.
The ones who are married are tired
of being married.
The ones who are single are tired
of being single.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 November 2020

My friends are tired. The ones who are married are tired of being married. The ones who are single are tired of being single. facts of life. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 31 May 2018

They look at their wrinkles. The ones who are single attribute their wrinkles to being single. The ones who are married attribute their wrinkles to being married. ................. They trade the names of plastic surgeons like recipes. ........ They love their wrinkles. If only their were deeper they could hide.

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Mariessa Retuya 16 September 2012

Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)

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Susan Luka 13 September 2007

the best poem ever! I gave it to my mum because she is always whining about her wrinkles where as I believe they are more a map of your life, and she has had a beautiful life!

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Sherri Gagliardi 21 September 2006

So much truth here. Interesting.

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