Old Bachelor

once it was vibrant
      (not so long ago)

   colours will fade
as our world turns
      slowly slowly 

and has done for
   a very long time

sometimes we need
   to see our shadows

after those colours
   have faded away

      drooping petals 
ready (almost) to fall

we watch summer
   rolling in warmer

what meaning is there
   in fading flower faces

shapes have lasted
      though so much
colour has faded

   we all fade away

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