I came across Trudy’s blog -Joyful Wrecks-and her poem “Apology to My Hair” and had to share it. Trudy is going through cancer treatment, yet joy, inspiration and humor flow through her blog. My hair thanks you Trudy, for finally being appreciated!
Apology To My Hair
I was never satisfied with you too fine too straight too unruly the way you parted yourself too close to the middle the way you stuck out at the back and sides always slightly dishelved.
I would have preferred thick curly manageable hair the kind you see in the glossy magazines.
Now that you’re gone I see I took you for granted never appreciated your fine qualities the many ways you served me how you warmed my scalp protected my head softened my face flattered my person reassured me by your daily presence.
I blamed you for bad hair days and took credit for good ones.
When you return there will be no more complaints no more criticism of what you lack any colour will do texture too.
You will see how I have learned to appreciate YOU (Trudy, Joyful Wrecks )