Daughter of my womb, with hair that caused me heartburn as I carried you seventeen long years ago,
you rubbed it
clean off your downy little head
in the crib I assembled and there tied a billowy bumper.
Breezy hair now streams past your shoulders
and it’s everything you wish it weren’t–too fine, undecided, wavy or straight?
I catch you examining split ends
but I know you’re glorious!
You flippantly towel-dry your tousled long locks and the room is filled
with jasmine myrrh that drips from your raking fingers. My lucky hand involuntarily reaches toward your light. I pretend I’m solely testing the conditioner I brought back from the grocery store.
You flinch and say, “Mom, what are you doing?!”
My heart burns a little
so I push it down deep to the place where you and I once co-existed; thriving together, secretly attached to that one necessary life
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2: happening by chance : fortuitous
3: producing or resulting in good by chance : favorable
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