3D Eyebrows by Matt Nagin

This manicure place in my hood

offers 3D eyebrows and I always

pass it in a kind of wonder—

not knowing how this process

works and sort of afraid

to find out how the eyebrows

go from 2D to 3D…it must be


magic. Or maybe CGI. Do you get

those dopey glasses from the

movie theaters—the old school

blue and red—so that when you

take a selfie the eyebrows got

that extra dimension? Or do they

surgically-implant a graphics card


into your cranium so that the brows

start to come out at you, flapping wings

like a pelican circling over a

tempestuous sea? Or is it that your

eyebrows grow into a parallel

dimension—leaning over into the

vast abyss, exploring the great

unknown, conquering the vastness


of eternity while you stand and

take a photo, looking pretty much

the same as you did before you

shelled out all that loot to have

eyebrows that transcended the

space-time continuum?


Matt Nagin is a writer, educator, actor, filmmaker and standup comedian. His poetry has been published in Antigonish Review, Dash Literary Journal, The Charles Carter, Grain Magazine and Arsenic Lobster, among other markets. His first poetry collection, “Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight,” was released in 2017, and has obtained very strong reader reviews on Amazon. More info at mattnagin.com.