sylvilagus’ lament

black frame glasses become

the girls with black square hair

being as relevant and natural

a part of their geography as

noses or blackened eyelashes

brown rabbits seem redundant

in the swirling sea of vomit green

and puce and long black sweaters

mixing brown and black or navy

is the eighth deadly sin of propriety

a lesson mothers teach from the

cradle of civilization in the east

and east is west on the backside

of the world where seas collide

girls with black square hair

powder their china-doll noses

and flutter impossible eyelashes

behind black frame glasses

that brown rabbits don’t have

the opposable thumbs to break