The Art of Subtlety


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.