Wednesday, 15 December 2021


Still they try to find it,

the secret of eternal youth,

the women with their heavy made-up masks,

the men with their toupees,

the nip and tuckers, 

the stretchers and smoothers.

Like the alchemists of old searching

for the secret of turning base metal to gold,

they’re searching,



endlessly searching

magic and science

as they get older

and older


And still 

the fountain of youth eludes them.

And all the alchemists are dead.

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