and now her face is as worn
as a homeless man's old pair of shoes
from too many toxic substances.
Age has withered him too
as he observes her world-weary hands
shake like leaves in the breeze.
Oh, how swiftly the years fly by :
he remembers being entranced
by her youthful beauty like a
Botticelli painting but now
only when she smiles a trace remains.
She always appears youthful in his sleep
knowing his obsession...was only skin deep.