Self – Day 17

GloPoWriMo 2019


Prompt Day 17:  a scene from an unusual point of view. Confession – I wrote this poem an hour or two before seeing today’s prompt. Seems surreal, but it is the poem I will use for Day 17 as it fits with the theme.




The old woman

does not undress

herself as you may

see it. She undresses

the stuff of other;

anything that

is not herself.


Being old in this way

is beautiful.

I am not the babe,

the teenager,

the middle-aged of me

made new.


I am the new old self.


Benita H. Kape © 17.4.2019