Sweet chastened face
sculptured of times released
now served up by memories eye
a wink to the shyness of her loveliness
oh to spend a day in her whited world
finding aloneness too deep to mention
never showing crease on her countenance
or to bridge her very smile.
Her marbled nose and chin
feasting on lights reflection over shadow
stones washed in seas traveled so long ago
now bind in her marrow.
Fragile someone who I knew
now painted over skin so soft
the raiment scatters ivory
amidst subtle graying
a look yet to become.