OctPoWriMo Day 15

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Today’s prompt is change of perspective. My poem is going to seem “out there” if you don’t read the suggested process.

colorful hair
My Hair’s Covid Dreams
 
My hair is tired of stay-at-home orders.
Tired of being held back by the ties of my face mask.
My hair wants to be blowing free at the beach
basking in the sun.
My hair wants to hang in my plate in a restaurant.
My hair wants to fling around as I dance in public.
 
My hair can’t remember the last time it was cut.
It seems such a waste to wash it and comb it.
Who sees it? Just a couple of people on Zoom.
 
My hair is tired of ponytail elastics.
It’s craving hair jewelry bling.
It’s demanding retail therapy—and not the online kind.
It wants to be dyed—not some inobtrusive color, 
but something sparkly and bold, 
something that will make people take notice.
 
My hair wants a selfie on social media.
My hair want to go viral, and not in a pandemic sort of way.

©ARHuelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

7 responses »

  1. Love this..I’ve been hacking at my hair in stages over the past few days. Everything that sticks out, I cut off.. at some times with haircutting scissors, at others with my regular scissors. Yesterday, I grabbed a pair of snubbed-nose children’s scissors. Anything short of a knife will do. An inch or so a day–maybe two. Now I’ve started in on the back. It is sort of addicting.

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  2. I love this. I’m so sick of my pandemic hair but it’s not safe to get it dyed and I have no clue how anyone does it themselves. And if i could get my hair dyed I’d have to get it done my natural color (ugh) because who knows if I can ever get it done again.

    Seriously, I ordered a wig online.

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