Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Haley Monday

feeling blue but told to smile.

by my mother who reminded me that

i’ll get wrinkles.

not when i was a pre-teen

not now when i’m seventeen

but when i’m married,

when i’m older,

exhausted,

and no longer as pretty.

when i’ve delivered

loyalty to my husband

and children.

 

wrinkles will make him want to cheat on you.

 

guy advice on how to score.

girl advice on how not to have him leave you for being yourself.

my mother gives me advice

on how to climb the corporate ladder

by piggybacking on my boyfriend’s success.

she’s like a 70s’ sex column

telling me it’s sad to be single.

 

but i don’t blame her.

that’s how she was told to survive

in the world she lives in.

 

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