• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 06
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A Change Of View

As she passed a shop window
she was surprised by a stranger
staring straight back.
This isn't her!
She is upright and young
and she slinks her top
to reveal a smooth shoulder.
Men 'clock her' with a glance —
women too. Don't they?
Was it yesterday
she tucked in her top
to reveal a shapely body
tossed her head at the mirror
smiled at the view!

Who is that little thing in the window?
A dummy with the stance
of an old woman
shrunken and round shouldered.
A tortoise head stretches
as slowly the soft skin
fades out of view.