April A-Z: A is for Anniversary

‘Will be over in no time’ they said

Minimising the threat, but instead

One year on, nothing’s changed

Virus still not contained

Two point eight million people lie dead…

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

Bare Faced Beauty

As I pluck my old lady moustache
All this tweezing burns hot like a rash
Each hair follicle brings
Sharp eye watering stings
Yank it quick and it’s gone in a flash

Now I’m sporting bright pink upper lip
Nicely hairless but painful to strip
And each delicate pore
Smarts all angry and sore
In my quest to feel trendy and hip

Next my eyebrows need brought into line
Errant stragglers plucked one at a time
This close up I can’t see
Shaping’s not clear to me
Do my best and just hope they look fine

Ow, these tweezers keep nipping like hell
Cause more redness and soft tissue swell
Vision blurs as I pluck
Each small hair – WTF
Eyes all blotchy and puffy as well

Think I’ll give up on trying to look nice
Ragged eyebrows will have to suffice
No-one cares anyway
Past my best, had my day
At my age no one looks at me twice 🙂

Wishful Thinking…

Wishful Thinking…
 I can always do more than I think
 If I push myself right to the brink
 Face my fears day by day
 Trust I’ll find my own way
 Hold my head up and hope I don’t sink...