Tenacity has salt and
pepper eyebrows with
a life of their own, his
brain runs faster than his
mouth, words tumble out
falling consonents over
vowels, impaling themselves
on spikey exclamation points,
snagging on commas and
eyebrows struggle to keep
up with his mouth, each
black hair straining against its
follicle, eager to run the
obstacle course, sprinting
over the spikey points and
hopscotching through the
ellipses, persuing the riotous
words but the white hairs,
ah, the white hairs lie with
confidence cool and calm
because they know how
Tenacity earned his name and
that soon all these tumultuous
words will be corralled into order
to achieve Tenacity’s goal.
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14 thoughts on “Tenacity’s Eyebrows”
This rolled so nicely and readable. loved how it, and great use of word.. and I love hopscotching as a word too.
Hopscotch is a fun word. Thanks, Bjorn!
ha….love your use of punctuation through out…and they know how tenacity got its name…for sure…ha…great close on a really fun and fast paced piece…
It was a fun write, too, Brian. Based on my darling husband who I’m very happy is in my corner!
Tenacity don’t give up. LOved the wordplay here.
Glad you liked it, Mosk!
this is the tenacity of the truth… thank you
This is so much fun! Really enjoyed it.
ha…you had me with the salt and
pepper eyebrows already…what a fun write…
It is so wonderful to see a poem from you, Charlotte. I love how you used all the punctuation points in this piece. Tenacity indeed.
Excellent poeming and tres creative. Love imagining a trait as a physical
manifestation on the face.
Love the salt and
pepper eyebrows …a great write.
Thanks to you all, ladies! xo
confidence cool and calm because they know how Tenacity earned his name and that soon all these tumultuous words will be corralled into order to achieve Tenacity’s goal.