Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet


A Penny or a Dime

Braided Generations

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

With a part as straight as if
You’d laid a level along my scalp
You braided my hair tight
Snapping rubber-bands onto the ends

Ignoring my complaints
You chose my shoes
The ugly boxy oxfords
That were good for my feet



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Eileen Vorbach Collins

Eileen Vorbach Collins

Baltimore native battling fire ants in Florida. Award winning essayist. Pushcart nominee. Writes because it’s cheaper than therapy.