Poetry Friday: The Storytelling Power of Hair

Hair tells our secrets.

Our thoughts on age, politics, beauty, race, and self can all be communicated by the way we keep our hair.

Check me out with three different dos, for example. If I were to (lie and) say that one of these was my high school yearbook photo, what would you learn about the me I used to be?

For this week's Poetry Friday (roundup here), I give you the last stanza of Karen Craigo's insightful ESCAPED HOUSEWIFE PREFERS THE TERM COSMETOLOGIST:
She came here to verify
what she always suspected:
that straight hair must be curled,
curly hair straightened,
long hair cut, short hair extended.
That what comes to us by fate
is wrong.
Source: Poetry (March 2002)
Read the rest here.