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getting older blog

Karla Keffer

It is possible to be four years old and know exactly what’s going on, and exactly who you are and how you’d

In my adolescent uneasiness, I remember staring into the mirror reflecting on my facial features for way too long.  I would wonder what life would be like if my nose were only a little smaller or

My favorite thing about getting older? Getting older.

when skin folds like scrunched-up paper
dried of ink
telling stories of silences
the mortuary of words
smelling of years with fungus ears
listening to disembodied voices


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My favorite thing about getting older is that I've turned into an Auntie Mame.

The River


The best thing about getting older?  That’s easy.  It’s the unexpected flowering of my creative self.