Prophetic, More or Less [repost]

Silly purple hat

My dear friend Peggy joked on the Book of Face [in 2018] that she had just seen one of my memory posts, and I asked her if it was a poem about my hair. She said it was. The reason I asked is because I wanted an excuse to remind myself to share another blast from the past. I wrote this when I thought everything would last forever, in the Spring of 1989…

the day my hair went flat

permanents aren’t permanent:
they fall out in six months. i had one
the week before my wedding–got married
with hair as full as miss america’s,
skinny blonde highlights dancing up and down my head.
but soon i noticed
my head was getting smaller,
which made my body look too fat,
and after that
the color went.
i screamed at my reflection,
but that Golden Glow
just disappeared.
and so did
my husband–
the day
my hair went flat.


Image is mine. Poetry form: concrete (blonde lol).

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14 responses to “Prophetic, More or Less [repost]

  1. ❤️ this!

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  2. You look good in that picture Paula.

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  3. You look like you were having fun and that is a good look on you.

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  4. But it’s fun for six months.

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  5. Oops! That poem 🤍
    Quite the prophecy, Ig 😅

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