I once sat out to be
anyone that wasn’t me,
but never did.

I tried to make them look
beyond the cover of the book,
in which I hid.

The look was more intriguing
and required far less reading,
than the pages.

But the longer it’s around
whether paperback or bound,
a cover ages.

Now the pages, well preserved
are free of undeserved
and shallow looks.

From all women over forty
If you want to know our story
read the book!