Roots of Me
By Alexei M. Green
Big, crazy, bushy, tree
Words others use to categories me,
Crowning glory root to tip,
Grows out of my head it’s fresh and hip,
Can I touch it? No you cant!
Styled with pride with oils from plants,
Bongo braids and Congo Curls,
Walking into school I say all the girls
Fried or dyed my unruly crop,
Soft and silky my tendrils drop,
Lancaster, bergamot, bumble bee
Coconut pressing oil Ouch don’t burn me!
My crop any me, it’s plain to see,
We’re connected as the toots so let it be,
No matter how I wear my hair,
beauty’s essence defined and loving experiences to share!
(C) Alexei M.Green, 2015.
top photo by Jason Carrington
bottom photo by David Powell.