advice

AMY WINEHOUSE EYES: BACK TO BLACK (Another Poem On Aging)

 

(Scroll down for YouTube video)

 

“Don’t wear dark eye makeup”

“Don’t dye your hair black”

Talking mouths and

Typing fingertips

Presume to tell the

So-called “elderly”

How to age gracefully

 

Who’s to say

If Amy lived

To turn sixty

That someday

The raven hair

And dramatic liner

Wouldn’t still be there?

 

This Boomer’s sick of advice…

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Amy Winehouse

 

YouTube video Back to Black (my favorite Amy song):  https://youtu.be/TJAfLE39ZZ8