30853828_1_lSociety told the woman
at 50 you cannot wear jeans
nobody wants to see your saddle bags
you should either get yourself stretched
or hide in a sack
they call it “Laganlook” but the truth is
men over a certain age ignore women of the same
culture makes invisible an entire swath
sure, 70-year-old males can re-make action movies
their wobbling muscles and toupee jolting
nobody wants to believe a woman over 50
desirable nay formidable other than as matron
or crone
that’s how it was
they said the female poets over 50 were lost
for all the ones known
many more forgotten and wind tossed
society stuck on youth
like a tick feeding off
some kind of strange timer
stuck on the first 25
but if you stand by the fire long enough
you will not stay warm you will burn
when it comes your turn
to eclipse o’er the hill
what will you have created to sustain you?