Naomi's Eyebrows

by James A. Wren

a few years back
to raise funds for the homeless around Shinjuku Station
super-model Naomi's eyebrows, cast
in plaster
and marketed in the lower six figures,
went on the auction block

even today
along the fashionable alleyways of Harajuku
you'll come across a browless lad and
his broadside,
pre-pubescent or just freshly plucked,
with some semblance of Naomi stenciled halfway 'cross his forehead,
acknowledging less the importance of learning charity in the home
that, and
lending credence to a couple of threadbare adages:

truth is always
stranger than fiction

a thing of beauty will inevitably remain just that
--if processions of history or aging
cheerleaders have their way--
a joke


something of the sort.

Naomi's Eyebrows by James A. Wren

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