Featured Poem: Woman Warrior

 

By Barbara Castle Hanson

Cape Canaveral Branch, Florida

 

She stands,

left hand on hip,

before the bathroom mirror.

 

She applies her eyebrow color,

eyelid and lip liner

with the precision

of a painter of miniatures.

 

She brushes her hair

upside down

to add volume,

flips it over to smooth, style,

freeze with hairspray.

 

She steps into

crisp white pants and

coral sandals

to match her soft shirt.

 

Her armor on,

she summons her woman warrior

steps out

into the world

to face the tests

she’ll encounter today.

 

 

Comments

  1. Donna Puglisi says

    Every time I put my makeup on and get ready for my day I think of your poem!

  2. Karen Morris says

    Very nice! I especially like the comparison in stanza 2.