Life bones

I saw an old couple, arm in arm,
walking into the wind.
I wondered if they hold each other up
in the sunshine too. When things appear bright
but behind the scenes is a storm
waiting to shake your life bones
and sweep you off your feet in an unromantic way.
They looked like they probably do.
The majority of their wrinkles
were around the part of the mouth that goes up.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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