Woman with crooked teeth
smashed one over another from an accident
causing neurotic self-awareness.
Woman whose belt loops have come undone
leaving dime size, holes
in the denim that does not fit,
because she could not afford better. Woman
with brown eyes that betray, translating silence into pain & act as a visual aid.
Woman with a bear
living inside of her still sleeping.
Woman with a fear of men
and loud, sudden noises described as jarring.
Shouts, hands slammed on desks.
Woman with a silver keychain
inherited after the death of her matriarch.
Woman with black roots
not yet devolved to gray
that splinter when she pulls apart.