I walked into your shop
with its brightly colored purple exterior
looking for a massage.
You were applying warm wax to
an old woman's upper lip;
distracting her with gossip while you
smeared and ripped,
smeared and ripped.
She must have been at least seventy.
I worried about her delicate skin,
and how that must feel at her age.
But she could not have cared less, and
instead laughed wildly at your story.
You paused for a moment and walked my way
swaying your hips, your big bundão
mini-skirt, short black hair, and lined-lips.
the fake nipples poking
through your tight sweater.
You, who are so proud.
A real show of your talents,
an expert at your craft.
Next time, I want my hair cut by you.