one puff at a time


straddling life
she giddily went for broke
or had timely reined it in strictly
at own free
whimsical will
in indulgencies
coupled with back
breaking work ~ she’d
earned it all, every bit
a doyen non pareil
sharp of wit, wily life
survivor continuing to call
the shots, ensuring offsprings
and brood toe delineated lines
a nonna, stiff and upright
fiercely proud, all tenderness
suctioned out by life’s harshness
now its her turn to suck on life,
one puff at a time
image is from internet


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