tweez·ers (n):
/ˈtwēzərz/

So,
My once dear friend,

Do you still carry
that habit
of plucking off
from your life,
people who cease to be of use to you,
like stray eyebrow hairs
on an otherwise
impeccably groomed
face?

Hey, you know–

I heard
your kids have
nice eyebrows,
too?

I heard
they
never stay out
past five,
I heard
they
always submit
their homework
on time,
I heard
they’re
afraid to venture
a single step out of
line.

I heard
they’re counting the
days
till they’re
too bushy to keep around.

Is this true,
Is this right,
My once dear friend,
who thought I was
too bushy to keep around?

– salita project, xii.

LL.

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