too skinny legs in too big pants
she's getting smaller everytime we see her
her smile is huge on her face
and the wrinkle between her eyes
is deep
she's got extra skin in the fold of her elbow
and behind her knees too
she does everything more easily
more sure of herself
when she walks
more confident
in her potential to bend
she angles herself into conversations
with a lightness
she's never shown before