Friday, May 1, 2009

Poem #8 Thirty Poems in Thirty Days

My Daughter’s Hair

not a bit of hair
then wispy curls
soft ringlets
dark brown downy hair
wild hair
blown akimbo
in the kindergarten picture
a pile of tight curls
limp baby hair
hot weather frizz
pony tail
damn I can’t recall your hair
when you entered third grade
or fourth in another state
when did it straighten
thick dark hair
mahogany brown
worn to the side
curling iron
blow drying
brushing one hundred times
shoulder length at twenty
did it change after giving birth
any family gray
how do you wear it now

Linda ©2009
NaPoWriMo: 30 Poems in 30 days.

1 comment:

  1. I frequently get a hint from some of your writings that you have an estranged daughter and that makes you sad. Maybe I'm wrong?