Mukashi mukashi

Once upon a time
in flowing red script
down her left shoulder blade
down her back
as far as I can see
her flowing hair
also reddish pink
what does it mean?
did I miss some of it?
does she like the poetry
of once upon a time?
and what is it I like
about her?
her open dress
her bold look
the love she shares with her boyfriend?
Once upon a time
there was a young woman
and her loving man
and they may be more present than I
or maybe not.
whatever would I do
without my dictionary?
mukashi mukashi
I have a past too
and sometimes I am reminded of it
so much has happened since
and usually I forget
how I came to be as I am