We, Then and Now

We were gorgeous, then and now. 

We didn’t know it

Didn’t see it

Didn’t feel it.

But

We were gorgeous, then and now.

We saw only flaws

Saw the frizz hair

And the spot face.

But

We were gorgeous, then and now.

We were so splendid

Youth shining through

Hormones rising.

Yes

We were gorgeous, then and now.

And now we see lines

And chicken neck

And sagging hips.

But

We were gorgeous, then and now.

Those are the stories

That clutched our necks

And shook those hips.

Yes

We were gorgeous, then and now.

Gaze at mirrors, see

That time-worn face. 

To remind you

Yes

We are gorgeous, now.