civilized girl


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Cheap perfume

Six inch heels

Skin-tight pants

Civilized girl

Steelwool hair

Fuzzy and stiff

Now soft as coconut husk

Held by a dozen clips

Charcoal-black skin

Painted red

Bushy eye-brows

Plucked and penciled

Who am I?

Melanesian, Caucasian or

Half-caste?

Make up your mind

Where am I going –

Forward, backward, still?

What do I call myself-

Mrs. Miss or Ms.?

Why do I do this?

Imitation

What’s wrong with it?

Civilization.

 

*jully makini

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