Certain And Impossible Events

Age is surely a certainty,

or so Alice had thought

after all birthdays are hardly

impossible events 

arriving each year

on the same day, 

as they certainly do.

But the Red Queen assured her

that certainty was unnecessary 

when it came to determining age.

You are just as old as you feel 

and seeing was believing anyway.

So Alice reconsidered her hypothesis.

The older one gets 

the more difficult it is to know

for certain, she thought.

How can one judge the wrinkles

under make-up

or Botox.

It was impossible to be certain.

Really, she decided

as she looked through

her looking glass,

age should become one of the six

impossible things to believe

before breakfast.



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