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My Nose Is Growing Old

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

I’m 31
And my nose is growing
Old.

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

Fortunately, the rest
Of the nose is comparatively
Young.

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