Venus de Milo: On Being Rediscovered

It’s like that moment,
hair mussed,
teeth coated
in the stale air
of the morning after
when rushing
for a taxi,
and shoes
in hand,
you encounter
anyone who
thinks they
know you.

Copyright © 2021 by Karen Head. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on December 30, 2021, by the Academy of American Poets.