Are We Any Older? by Lynn White

Am I any older
my dear, tell me
I cannot tell 
can you
tell me,
are you any older,
my dear tell me
if you can 
can you tell?

Can you tell
if we have aged 
from the inside out
or the outside in
or is it just on the outside
only on the outside.
I think 
we should keep it outside.
Tell me
that we can keep it outside
my dear, tell me.

* First published in Free Verse Revolution, Issue I: Hebe (the fountain of youth)
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on

About the Poet:

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

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