ONE EYEBROW: “acceptance”

ONE EYEBROW
she butchered her bangs.
no body commented.
she used acrylic
to engage.
she rainbow painted
her eyebrows.
still her friends
pretended politeness.
saying nothing
even when she
shaved
and
arrived
wearing
only
one.
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(from the 21st Century Urban Dada Harlem Renaissance banquet of yolantha, the new Maya Angelou, seasoned with Gwendolyn Brooks, bathed in Langston Hughes, peppered with Angela Davis, embellished with Anne Sexton, sprinkled with Mother Teresa, lathered with William Shakespeare, rolled in Edgar Allen Poe)


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