white woman dreadlocks

I wonder what the white woman
with hair half dreadlocked,
half straight as a bone
felt when the black poet told her
she couldn’t have her hair like that

not directly in so many words,
but through all the words she wrote
when another white woman
asked if she could pretty please
have her hair like that for a holiday look.

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Traveler, poet, educator, yogi, activist, artist, writer, British-Jamaican Londoner living in Ghana https://soundcloud.com/gracelouisewood

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Grace

Traveler, poet, educator, yogi, activist, artist, writer, British-Jamaican Londoner living in Ghana https://soundcloud.com/gracelouisewood