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My Nose Is Growing Old

A long lazy September look
In the mirror
Say it’s true.

I’m 31
And my nose is growing

It starts about 1/2
An inch
Below the bridge
And strolls geriatrically
For another inch or so:

Fortunately, the rest
Of the nose is comparatively

I wonder if girls
Will want me with an
Old nose.

I can hear them now
The heartless bitches!

“He’s cute
But his nose
Is old.”

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Poem My Nose Is Growing Old - Richard Brautigan