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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Naomi, what did you do to your hair? !
How do you wash it?
How does it do THAT? !
Is it naturally like that?
Can I touch it? !
These questions bombard me
in hallways, classrooms, among friends.
They act like they've never seen Afro hair before.
Ok, ok maybe they haven't.
Maybe that's why they're so curious!

Grabbing, pulling, inspecting
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: hair
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