Face in the Mirror, poem by Kerfe Roig (MY MANE MEMORIES Poetry and Prose Series)
And on a lighter note…
Face in the Mirror
by Kerfe Roig
hair. Straight. Waist-length.
What was I thinking?
I was thinking: Change. New.
Reinvention. I thought: Bold.
Happy. Admiration. Envy.
Compliments and An Exciting Life.
Blame it on Charley’s Angels. Blame it
on Carly, Fashion, Photographs
in Magazines, Vanity…
But wait—didn’t I feel
didn’t I know?
Illustration by the author, with a nod to Man Ray.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: In the 1970s, a graduate of fashion school and working in the fashion industry, I decided I needed a makeover. So I cut the long straight hair that remained from my hippie days and embarked on a series of permanents. It didn’t take too long for me to realize that the hair I was born with suited me best, and it has remained straight ever since.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words…
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