Fine pins flex fold float
in hair too heavy hefty.
Comb split into three tangled trapped fragments
Hair gel of any kind.
slick stuck stretched over curves,
a gaping waist.
Salon highlights pulled pried prayed
through plastic caps.
Hair bleach of any kind.
Samantha Jones (she/her) lives and writes in Calgary, Canada on Treaty 7 territory and is of mixed Black Canadian and European settler heritage. She is a literary magazine enthusiast and contributor with poetry recently published in Blanket Sea, CV2, New Forum, Grain, and Room. Find her on Twitter: @jones_yyc.