Home   Home

Bull's-Eye

by Chris Sorrenti


for David Cassidy, Malcolm Young, and Garry Shandling

On my 60th birthday
walked into the bathroom
looked in the mirror
and on my forehead
noticed a small mark
a strange circle
that had never been there before

with a red dot in the center
a white circle surrounding it
then a layer of medium blue
in middle
finally
a thin circular band of gold
on the outside

I immediately took soap and water
and began scrubbing
vigorously
but no matter how hard I tried
and continue to
it won’t come off
each time
day that passes
the circle
growing steadily larger

© 2017

620 hits as of October 2021

11/26/2017

Posted on 11/26/2017
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 11/27/17 at 02:01 AM

It does feel like that, doesn't it? The bulls eye is such a great metaphor for aging or the impending. Really like the way it gets bigger each day.

Return to the Previous Page
 

pathetic.org Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 0 member(s) and 2 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2021 their respective authors. Page Generated In 0 Second(s)