It’s just hair
Curly, kinky, natural, straight, wavy, nappy, relaxed, tangled, fine, thick, thin, receding.
Red, black, gray, brown, blond, fried, dyed laid to the side.
God-given, store bought, borrowed, sewn, glued.
Wet, dry, shiny, dull, wrapped, clean, dirty, flaky.
Love it, hate it, cover it, shake it, tie it up, tie it back, cut it off.
Braid, twist, curl, tease, ponytail.
Discussed, complimented, laughed about, pointed at, envied.
It’s just hair.
~Denise Smith, October 2014