The Covid Collection – Embracing Grey

Embracing Grey

you are too young to have grey hair she said to my 40 something self 

triggering nascent insecurity

periodically I have toyed with letting my natural color emerge 

always tempered by wanting to present as young as I feel

now Covid has offered the opportunity to see what is 

safe in my mostly sequestered cocoon

the box of wash-in youth not far from reach

when Cuomo sets my colorist loose I will have to decide to decide

for now I watch the change unfold


Judi Arner Brown

May 15 2020