Selected by Mary Kling
This poem can be found at:
In Their Seventies
Sitting in the waiting room, eyes warm, relaxed.
Her husband proudly reeling back to pre-op on his own.
“Something wrong with your balance?” asks the nurse.
“Yes,” says he, simply.
“Well,”- impatiently – “what is it?”
“It’s just me.”
She smiles, the wife, and waits.
I eye her surreptitiously,
And I can see
The beautiful woman
She used to be.
Clear blue eyes.
Dark, sandy hair.
Age and, I imagine,
Life with few-words, tottering man
Have left their indelible marks.
Little lines at the eyes, cheek parentheses,
A smile that never leaves her lips, a glow of love and ease.
I realize that she is, in every way,
Most beautiful now.
~ Kim Nelson
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