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

as she


a look yet to become.