Mellisa Salazar

Rookie - 93 Points (February 29,1996 / Malibu, Ca)

Tangles - Poem by Mellisa Salazar

I had my hair tied back

and bound up in a bow

it was long and straight and stringy

the only hair I’d ever known

I wore it tied up to go running

and I wore it tied up to go play

I really had this idea that,

it was always in my way

but one day while I was running

I tripped and fell to the ground

my bow snapped, my hair fell

and came loose

my hair was no longer brown

it was blue and purple and green

and every shade of aquamarine

it was long and curly and bouncy

and piled to the floor

because i always had it tied up

i never knew there was more

it grew and grew into a jungle

it grew into a place to play

and now I never run anywhere

my hair is the perfect place to stay

Topic(s) of this poem: discovery, hair, hiding, learning, letting go, running


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015



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