And so you went gray…
the same way you do everything, slowly,
subtly so as not to arouse suspicion, or
raise any red flags that may alert those
who might try to dissuade you.
I would do well to master this art form
you have perfected.
With one eyebrow raised you go around,
over, under, and often even through
without being detected.
Your enemies (few) never see you coming.
and somehow, though it may take much
longer than I am usually willing to wait,
you most often get what it is you desire
without ruffling too many (if any) feathers.