in the carbon black kohl.
Let said finger rest in the middle between the thumb and middle fingers.
Let that blackened finger-tip gently touch the side of your face.
Do not give me your mechanisms for staying positive and enduring whatever may come.
This is life - This is my life and I keep chardi kala.
Yes, I am positive. I am positive because I am not superstitious.
I am resilient.
I do not trust none.
I only trust one.
That one is all I need and I have everything because of that one.
Let the ring finger be adorned.
Let the finger-tip be cleaned of kohl.
Let the clean finger embrace the world that is at its tip- no longer blackened…
no longer held captive by the need to explain what was given so graciously.