13 Mar 2016 – The Girls

Young eyes of yearning –
you can tell they’re unimpressed
with current pickings!

Friends over coffee,
half my age – or more – I say:
“men ripen slowly!”

That gets a titter,
I confess I’m laughing, too,
but I don’t show it.

I hate to tell them
ripeness means a man collects
some bumps and bruises.

Still seeking glamour,
luster, polish, and a shine,
they’re chasing children.

~

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