post Frida Kahlo show–
I pluck the gray
from my brows
inspiration and envy
my inner artist twins
fast forward Frida in today’s world darling and daring or distorted?
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.
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.
delayed opening state wide the storm got the memo too