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These split ends,
so brittle,
deflect even the most
accepting eye;
my dark
shiny roots
are impatient.
The spoiled tips
are becoming less
and less familiar;
the cores of each strand
give its worthiest effort
to avoid the grim
fate of their precursors.
But how simple
to just snip the decay,
and there will be supple ends
in its place, soothing
to the roughest fingers.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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cross-i'd-leopard said...
May 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm
Um that was pretty good. You might want to try writing about something more emotional next time.
 
Kirsten S. replied...
Sept. 3, 2009 at 12:14 pm
This was really good. At first I thought it was really about hair until you realize theres a deeper, more symblolic meaning of acceptance that unfolds throughout. Keep Writing!
 
HannSawyer15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm
Something more emotional? Is that a joke? This was great, although poetry is 100% emotion that does NOT mean that it always has to be about depression, love etc. WONDERFUL POEM! 5 stars!
 
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