Vain Attempt

From the book Repairs, published in 2017.

Vain Attempt

Too-fine dark hair twisted up
in an undersized tight knot
on top of her head
revealing a hairline
zig-zagging around her head.
The parts fit together
but not very well.
I need roses
she says
nodding her off-balance head for emphasis
her eyes dark and small in her pale face.
I need roses.


6 thoughts on “Vain Attempt

    • Yes. I’ve wondered how people do this hairstyle too. I’ve never worn my hair this way since it has never been that long. I feel sure I wouldn’t like it.

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