Refusing to Wear Pearls or Pink

By: - Sep 29, 2014




For a woman

getting old is becoming

like mother

even grandmother.

The admonitions of resolve

to exercise

to diet

to forgive oneself

for failing to do either.

I still can’t bring

myself to wear pearls

or pink

or prints

but when ice covers

the walkways

or the hill is just to steep

to climb

I see myself mirrored

in memory

of the way

they soldiered on.