Annie Pigtails

If a heart could explode

like a science experiment

gone entirely wrong

that was my heart,

when I saw my hair




I loved them

so much.


Your first hair do

our first Halloween –

I was Annie

The Hard Knock Life

my God, that was our song.


The plastic, orange


knotted wig

went in

the trash


You stood behind me

the brush in your hands

like a fish

on land

and you did

your best.











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