DETERMINATION: “Eyelashes”

turtle's determination
(the determination of the turtle is
just as valuable as the eye of the tiger…yolanthaism)
I remember the first time I tried to put on eyelashes. Getting them to match up on each eye evenly, making sure one was not higher up than the other, realizing the glue was not yet tacky enough to stick. But I was determined to do the deed. For a real woman can put on her own fake eyelashes. And eventually with diligence and persistence fake eyelashes are no match for a real woman.
“Eyelashes”
she hangs
on with
the wisp of an eyelash
licking butterfly
dust off of the
tips of her fingers
remembering when
remembering was
worth remembering


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