ROOTS/HAIR

We have ironed it on ironing boards
Pressed it with pressing combs
We have pulled it with pullers
Choked it with Dixie Peach, Royal Crown and lard
Caused premature balding by brushing it too hard
We have hidden it under
Doo-rags, head-rags, and wigs
Marcelled it, chronoed it, finger waved it, glued it
Relaxed it and blown it out
What is all this activity about
our hair has a mind of its’ own
it just keeps going home
no matter what

©CamilleYarbrough