Thick, curly hair:
Some say it’s a mane, wild like a lion,
But our hair is beautiful, not beastly,
not something dangerous needing to be “tamed.”
Is it unruly simply because it does not lie flat?
Are “tangled” locks not close to the heart of curls,
which intertwine to form a loose and lovely lattice
around our stately domes?
If you imply we ought to control our hair,
maintain our hair for a week;
Our hair requires constant upkeep
We do control our hair, and our halos of coils and curls
are the glorious result.
I will wear my hair with pride.
Call it wild because it is purple and, yes, twirls off at all angles,
But also see that it is thick, curly and naturally beautiful.