complete stranger
saw me at a store
lifting heavy ceramic pots
for my front lawn
and said to me:

ma’am, you’ve got
some tomboy in you,
lifting those pots
all by your pretty self.

and i gave him
my left eyebrow
but smiled to myself
and thought:

i might have
some tomboy in me
on the outside, fool,
but on the inside
i’m all girl.