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Aunt Maureen

by Lon Casler Bixby 5 years ago in social commentary / surreal poetry
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What is behind your lifelong façade of black?

Photo © Lon Casler Bixby

twenty-five years ago

when I was a kid

you scared me to death

I thought you were a witch

dyed

jet black hair

pale white skin

and always

dressed in black from head to toe

today

you are the same

but

you are not a witch

my views have changed

matured

you are mysterious

appealing

sexy

what is behind your lifelong façade of black

black bra

black heels

spiked

I will never know you

too many years

and

a distraught family have kept us apart

in my mind

I can only imagine what you are like

behind your shroud of blackness

© Lon Casler Bixby 2017

social commentarysurreal poetry

About the author

Lon Casler Bixby

Lon Casler Bixby is a published author: Fiction, Poetry, Humor, & Comic Books. He's also an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in magazines, art & coffee table books, & in Art Galleries throughout the world.

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