A woman stands, eyes intense, hair
in an up do, silver but young.
Gold pins mask dark shadows.
Next, her friend, tall, drawn,
slender with even more slender neck.
Plain face, ruddied with exertion.
Then, to the right, one with haughtiness
etched on her nose and the arch of her brows.
Black hair neat, pearls about her neck.
On the end, mouse hair with soft brush,
thin mouth that has been long silent,
and eyes wide as they are sad.