You’ll See - Judy DeCroce

the eyes of friends claiming another year
as young as we always are

mirrors, photos – nonsense
that’s a trick – a lie of life

only time lassos and holds
yet, perception does not

we were never so young
and certainly not this old

we’re just the same
the same as we always were

we haven’t changed, really…
just look into the eyes of friends…
you’ll see

Judy DeCroce is an American poet/flash fiction writer, educator, and avid reader who began writing flash fiction and poetry in 2006  ̶  many of which have been published by Plato’s Cave online, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, The Poet, and The BeZine. Her works have been featured in US, UK, and India.

Her impetus for telling stories was borne out of a childhood affliction where she was bedridden for five years with a then unidentified illness. Because of this, she honed her imagination to build stories of what could be.

Among other talents over the last thirty-five years, she includes professional storytelling along with instruction of that genre, working with students ranging in age as young as kindergarten to adult. She also offers workshops in flash fiction.

Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband, poet/artist Antoni Ooto.