Posts Tagged ‘eyebrow’

What Goes Around … : Revolutionary Poetic Lament

June 23, 2011

As youths,
we would laugh
and loudly whisper,
(when we thought
they couldn’t hear),
about physical oddities:

Mr. M’s errant
and grey
eyebrow hairs.

Mr. C’s gut
that stuck
out so much
you could balance
a martini glass
on it.

Uncle B’s bright white,
bra-less moobs that he showed,
shirtless,
in the summer sun.

Mr. B’s stick legs,
covered to mid-calf with
white socks that matched
his skin.

Mr. P’s back hairs
(we wondered if Mrs. P
brushed or combed them).

Mr. E’s chest hairs,
curling white against his
tan and leathered skin.

They are all dead.

Now I hear,
again,
youthful whispers
and laughs
from behind
my back.

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As I Leave Town: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

May 29, 2011

As I’m leaving town,/
she’s getting mani-pedI’d/
and her eyebrows waxed.