Public hair

Look, it’s there!
She can proudly wear
her pubic hair
sans adversaire

we don’t care
for your despair
our pubic hair
is public wear

I do declare
that we don’t care
if you can’t bear
to look at pubic hair
the hair is there
so just beware

we don’t care
for your despair
our pubic hair
is public wear

I do declare
it’s totally fair
for you to have no pubic hair
as long as the choice is there
slug or bear
do what suits your welfare

We do care!
the choice to wear
either hair
or be bare
should be a private affair
society has no business there

Title: Female Figure, Date: late 3rd millennium B.C.
Geography: Ecuado, Culture: Valdivia
Medium: Ceramic, Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 × W. 1 × D. 1 in. (9.2 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm)
Classification: Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Timothy, Peter, and Jonathan Zorach, 1980
Accession Number: 1980.83.15

“In the third millennium B.C., inhabitants of Ecuador’s southwest coast developed the earliest known ceramic figurine tradition in the Americas. Noted for their stylized representation, these clay statuettes are rooted in earlier stone figurine traditions from the same region.” … “The figurine, certainly a female, has a red slipped body with rounded breasts and strippling along her lower abdomen.”

I have looked up what strippling is. I couldn’t find it. But I already had found my poem for today’s prompt on napowrimo.net: “to write a humorous rant.”

(Read more about this sculpture on The Met)

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