My hair has been grey since I was twenty-one,
with eyelashes curly and black.
Add fifteen years of children, divorce, life’s fun moments,
I had one white eyelash and one white eyebrow.
Two years later, two more white eyelashes
and an untold number of white eyebrows have sprouted.

At the maximum three foot length of my dreadlocks,
I had grey interspersed with brown and red hairs that went to the very tips.

Newly shorn,
my hair is darker,
sprinkled silver and stands at attention
in shock


2 thoughts on “Aging greyfully

Any thoughts on the above post are appreciated! Otherwise, I think I must be living under a rock.

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