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Rated: E · Poetry · Family · #2096084
A poem about skin: Line count = 19
I saw Grandma today!
I saw her age spots and wrinkles
in the skin
of my left arm
and I wondered when
I became my Grandmother.

Yesterday,
I saw Mama.
I saw her in the
wrinkles embedded in the skin
of my forehead
and I wondered when
I became my Mother.

Their likeness
is engraved in my skin,
tattooed in the epidermal layers of my body,
in the wrinkles and age spots
that tie me
to my maternal line.

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