Yellow Magnetic Star (ashantae) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Yellow Magnetic Star

ode to my knotty head

my dreads are 14 months old
only toddlers
they are bumpy
and frizzy
and some are skinny,
while others are wide

my dreads have lots of loopy things
and loose hairs
some little baby ones
have latched onto larger neighbors
my roots are getting tighter
but they still poke out
in all directions

my dreads are messy, damn it.
they exist
in a slow state of change
like trees and tides
I am just a bystander
providing love and a warm scalp

my dreads not applicable
to soft haired magazine girls
or hair spray commercials
my dreads are me
and I wouldnt have them any other way
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