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That About A Face

 

Previously responsible concerning an adolescent resplendent facial hallmark,

Awarded to privileges and sanctioned embellishment favoring enhancement,

Over time, years chip away unnoticeably o'er worn breathless moments,

Taunt texture of an arduous youth evaporates in a whimsical hallucination,

Face delicately immersed in a penny-filled wishing well made full by an Irish spring,

Whereby, encroaching four-leaf clovers anticipate deviating hands to favor,

For a wealth of squishing palms to rub gently the verdurous lucky chartreuse petals,

Against foretelling fluctuating skin with moisturizing balms that saturates the aged cavities,

Alas, rebellious slaves to periodical moons ebb the epidermis as once kept promises reneges,

Former fields of the dermis yield a harvest worthy of an ample supply of suppleness o'er a lifetime,

Where cherished glorious heyday occupied a magnificent proffered face for cameras to envy, In the advance of time,

I am content to gracefully tender the waning years for a fair measured distance as a camera poise for a closeup.

Copyright © William Kekaula 2018

Form of Poetry

Narrative

Author: William Kekaula
I am a retiree of the hospitality industry, presently, residing in my birthplace town of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, a.k.a. Big Island, in the 50th State of Hawaii, USA, and as a writer, I have a passion for fictional storytelling, but some nonfictional, as well.

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