You can’t see the successful professional,

The experienced traveler,

The great mom with happy marriage,

The wise, multi-talented woman I’m becoming.


You see faded,


Almost vanished.

Even with a splash of color

I’m invisible.


Nothing to offer.

Not a prospective adversary or mate.

Don’t need unsolicited advice.

Too slow. In the way.

Out of touch. Old School.


Unseen is an advantage.

I see you.  I see me in you.

I observe and know that you, too,

Will soon be invisible.

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