contrails and foxtails
a wispy wave
to the morning

~

It’s the last day of February, 2019, and the ending to my practice of writing at least one haiku per day for National Haiku Writers Month–always February. I missed only a couple of days including yesterday. The practice of writing a daily haiku is more of an exercise in taking a closer look at moments that often get ignored or diluted in busy-ness. It’s also a great practice in articulating and editing just enough to give these moments breath and respect. For all of this and more–I am grateful.

~

beginnings and endings
false starts and fine finishes
always in the editing

 

 

Frida Kahlo–About That Unibrow

Found Poetry from: A Public Persona That Still Enthralls by Rebecca Kleinman;                 New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 2019

Frida Kahlo: About That Unibrow

Frida Kahlo’s image
on a par with Cleopatra
cultivated a statement.

A statement unibrow
the body as canvas
drew focus to her face.

Her passion
and a sense of wonder turned
pain and corsets into art.

Often portrayed as a victim,
broken and fragile
she was strong and accomplished.

Comfortable with cross-dressing
in dungarees and a cigarette she
re-established her independence.

like a natty chap in
“Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair”
she had relationships with women.

A mastermind, Kahlo delivered
red-carpet moments and referred
to herself as the great concealer.