Geisha - an art work by T Newfields
finely powdered
lacquer dolls
masters ah disguise

splendid butterflies
calculating when
to play for pay
& massage customer egos
in elegant ways

with eyes
sharper than samurai blades
they can cut cash
from wallets
as clients
in a daze
An-Yi: Aren't geisha sexist symbols?
Daiki: (nonchalantly) Not necessarily. With skillful intention, anything can denote almost anything else.
Chariya: (sighing) It is hard to make unversal statements about any cultural artifacts. Indeed, each artifact often has many levels of irony within it.
An-Yi: So why not accept the paradox be without the need for labels?
Bhäraté: Ah, but humans are often fond of stereotypes and labels.