The window in which we actually want to look our age is rather small, isn’t it? When we’re young, we long to be older. When we’re older, we long to be younger.
The first episode of my new weekly podcast, Your Face Is Crooked, is up!
You can listen by clicking on the graphic above or by subscribing at my Podbean site. Or you can add the RSS feed to your preferred podcast platform. I don’t believe it has shown up on iTunes yet, but it is under review and, barring any issues, should show up there sometime this week. New episodes will be added every Monday morning and are generally less than five minutes long — perfect to listen to as you brew your coffee, brush your teeth, or stand in line at the post office.
UPDATE: You can find Your Face Is Crooked on iTunes here.
When I was a child with elastic skin
I sat in the bathroom
and wondered at my mother’s eyelids
stretched into narrow fissures of flesh
by a finger at the corner
then traced with a brown pencil.
Now my son builds imaginary worlds
in the other room
unaware that I am looking in a mirror
stretching my eyelids into fissures of flesh
with a finger at the corner
and tracing them with a brown pencil.