Hair: Super Short Story (246)

Super Short Story (246): Hair

The old lady dyed her hair jet black.
So black was it that
if he didn’t take a second glance,
he wouldn’t realise she is old.

As he took a closer look,
he saw that she was scowling…
perhaps at not being offered a seat on the bus.
Well, maybe no one looked close enough to know she was really old.

Isn’t it her own fault,
for pretending to look young,
while wanting to be treated old?
Does she expect others
to focus on her real age or illusion of youth?