Poem by Debi Crow

Youth is innocence
Age is beauty
If we can age in our
own bodies, in our own
skin
Unaltered, unadulterated, untouched
by the dogmas of patriarchy,

We can truly subvert.

That ageing in ourselves and as our Selves is an act of subversion
is perverse, but
subversion it is, and
subvert we must.

I subvert and we subvert.
We re-fuse, and re-
wire, re-connect and
re-define

beauty.

by Debi Crow

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3 Responses

  1. Where did you find the picture which is decorating this fine poem? She’s a strikingly beautiful old woman.

  2. I have a whole folder on my computer which is just full of “crone” pictures I have found on the internet over the years, and this is one of them. That’s why it’s not attributed, because I have had it for ages, and have no idea where I got it from!

  3. Ahh, thats a shame. Well, she’s lovely!

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