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A Matter of Perspective

A Matter of Perspective

At nineteen, I had quite a fright
when auburn hair turned gray.
So L’Oréal became the friend
who washed the gray away.

Throughout the years, I’ve been a blonde,
brunette and redhead, too.
But keeping up became a chore,
one I grew loathe to do.

Today, I near the sixty mark,
and face a brand new plight.
I long for grays of yesterdays
since now my hair is white.

© Susan Schoeffield

Written for the 2/12/14 prompt at Poetic Asides: write a “hair” poem.

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