gray hair

there i am
absence in the presence

of so much color,

nothing in the middle

of something.

i take my place

among ancients—

sarah, miriam, elizabeth

among elders—

fannie, susan, sojourner,

among sisters—

lucille, audre, maya

i stand out, you say,

looking into the mirror

and you’re right, i do

but so do you

now

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