Daguerrotyped

 
 
 
 
The colour’s seeping out of me
sepia’s seeping in
my hair is falling out and
my eyesight’s growing dim
I’m getting thin too.
 
Age is just apparel that I wear
the more I wear the less the flair.
 
There was a time some years ago
that this was
a time I didn’t want to know
I
know it now though.
 
thing s go on until
they don’t.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.