That About A Face

Written by William Kekaula |


Previously responsible for concerning an adolescent resplendent facial hallmark,

Awarded to privileges and sanctioned embellishment favoring enhancement,

Over time, years chip away unnoticeably o'er worn breathless moments,

Taunt texture of an arduous youth evaporates in a whimsical hallucination,

Face delicately immersed in a penny-filled wishing well made whole by an Irish spring,

Whereby, encroaching four-leaf clovers anticipate deviating hands to favor,

For a wealth of squishing palms to rub the verdurous lucky chartreuse petals gently,

Against foretelling fluctuating skin with moisturizing balms that saturate the aged cavities,

Alas, rebellious slaves to periodical moons ebb the epidermis as once kept promises renege,

Former fields of the dermis yield a harvest worthy of an ample supply of suppleness o'er a lifetime,

Where cherished glorious heyday occupied a magnificent proffered face for cameras to envy, in advance of time,

I am content to gracefully tender the waning years for a fair measured distance as a camera poise for a closeup.


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Author: William Kekaula
I am a retiree of the hospitality industry, presently, residing in my birthplace town of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, a.k.a. Big Island, in the 50th State of Hawaii, USA, and as a writer, I have a passion for poetry, fictional and nonfictional short stories.


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