A Wrinkle In Time


With a patient hand
on a once smooth face
Time draws wrinkles
that a smile teases into crinkles
like ripples on a still lake

With a smooth stroke
on once dark hair
Time paints some white
that stands out bright
like stars in the night sky

With a delicate flick
on once fair skin
Time dabs on some dots
liberally sprinkles spots
like paint splatters on the floor

With a gentle tug
on once firm flesh
Time lovingly moulds
soft pleated folds
like slept-in silk sheets

Ravages of age
or the gifts of life
Once etched they remain
A work of joy and pain
by an artist called time

© 2018 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

3 thoughts on “A Wrinkle In Time

  1. Hey,

    I’m working on my debut poetry book and preparing a mailing list. Would you like me to add your e-mail address please? If so, can you share it with me?

    I don’t plan to do hard core promotion, I will be e-mailing you privately not through any software.

    I will just inform you when it’s available and when there is some huge fluctuation in price (sale etc.), as on WordPress reader, posts get lost in stampede.

    I won’t be mailing you more than 4 to 5 times a year, and that’s max. Promise!

    And if you want it to share it privately you can do that through contact form on my blog.

    Thank you 🙂

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