Black Hair

by Robin M. Butts

Big ole funky dreads
Sporadic thinning threads
Permed relaxed
Knotted natural
Bald clean
Braided laid
Slicked down gelled up
Meticulously razored shaped edges
Pledges allegiance
To what is in or out
What defines us as black?
What the fuck is that all about?

Black Hair by Robin M. Butts

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