Friday, September 20, 2013

Would You Be (Poem 171)

Who would 
     you be 
     if you refused  
     to hide your 
What would 
     say if your lips 
     remained unplumped, 
If you were not 
  with jasmine 
     or tangerine
        or a few drops 
from an aquamarine bottle of 
custom-designed chemicals?
If your teeth 
     were not white 
     as brand new 
     athletic socks, 
your brow smooth 
as a newly-paved road
   would you still be 
After all,
(be)loved, who 
are you
to judge? 

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six