Lines of wisdom descend 

from the corner of my eyes

to my temples, new gray

strands extend from my roots,

highlighting a maturing

face, and I am content

to see my father’s eyes,

my mother’s slender jawline,

and other family echos,

inherited traits that combine

to make this one unique

and imperfect face,

wrinkled, seasoned,

wearing a sketch of days

in the hollows, shadows,

and lines that trace

a history a being


—C.L. Fisher, March 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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