Aunty- like it’s a bad thing, growing old
Outdated. Old. Undesirable.
Like the stretchmarks on her body and the wrinkles on her face are an insult
Her silver hair, pleated in a braid
Each strand screaming wisdom and courage and beauty
Each wrinkle etched with the battles she has faced
So please, go ahead.
Call me an aunty,
But only do it when you mean it as a compliment.