Birthday (Senryu)

“Celebration’s” here!

Goodbye flashpoint-wasted year

I’m 45 years “young” I fear.

Ungrayed, face unlined,

my skin has not “done its’ time.”

“Years have been too kind”.

Underneath surface real

 Dorian Grey cells reveal….

Ninety years I feel.

Halfway to ninety in years yet so close to it in feeling.  I took a number of liberties with the standard Senryu

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to feelings or relationships while Haiku stresses nature