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My Hair, My Life By Ralvell Rogers II

Yo reaction to my hair

is my reaction to my strife.

How big it got is like the bigots

constant in my life.

 

Yo reaction to my hair

is my reaction to racism,

nappy and twisted

like new racism that’s hidden.

 

Yo reaction to my hair

is my reaction in bold,

a middle finger to any Eurocentric employers’ “dress code.”

 

Yo reaction to my hair

is my reaction to yo reaction,

I cut it off my mind

till it forms into a habit.

 

Yo reaction to my hair

is my reaction in these lines,

a sentiment repeated

repeated numerous times.

 

Photo By Matinn Miller.