Life in Silvery Lights


A silver strand gleamed

On my black woollen coat;

The static made it cling!

I gazed in wonder

How it winked in spots

Where a black strand would’ve

Shown shades of brown

On inky background.

I looked in the oval mirror-

I saw a white-backed skunk

In place of my head!

Shades of gray and silver

Covered the top of head,

Black swathes radiating 

Points from the middle.

Below black took over

With strands of silver

Streaking undergrowth,

Defining my head

In ombre color scheme.

I saw my youth drop black

While gleaming gray

Took over with age,

Letting me acknowledge

The passage of time

And mutability.

2 thoughts on “Life in Silvery Lights

  1. Yes, those gray strands do get to all of us.They represent the realization of the passage of time.Can’t believe it is 2023 and one more year has gone….How many more do we have to welcome??I am in the cleaning, sorting mood now… going through the dressy clothes that occupy space for events that I no longer attend… so much in the past.ON TO THE FUTURE!Liz

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