enough for an old troll

©2022 Michael Raven

costumes no longer fit
i wish it weren't so
i miss texture tactile
gauze velvet cotton
something leather
around my throat
to ward against
social vampire nip
competing with winter cold
i could pull
androgynous sexy in lace
back then
as an old fashion whore

now?
none of those fit
i'm an old troll
and everything
seems

overdone
unfresh
and too
much effort

i wrap my keffiyeh
round my throat
disheveled grey locks
i can't be bothered to cut
tumbling over cascade

it is enough,
i suppose.
enough for an old troll

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