Plain

My freckles,

Blotches.

Marks on my face.

Pin pricks in red ink.

Marking mistakes.

 

Strawberry blond

Tangled curls hit my face.

In every which way

No order, untamed.

 

It’s time for a change

My features, my face.

Erase wrinkles.

Hide laugh lines.

Mary Kay, my escape.

 

Then straighten, add bangs.

Mix auburn-blond streaks.

A new patterned scarf, add lip gloss

I’ve planned my release.

 

No age lines,

no grey,

no freckles,

no curls

I’ve come a long way

I’ve successfully changed

 

(One week from today)

Brushing my hair.

Through loose strains and no static

A long straightened pony

My freckles abandoned.

 

No surprise and no fun

I’ve gotten my wish.

More professional, more responsible…

What an excellent switch.

 

And as I glance in the mirror

And reflect on my change

I notice that somehow

I’ve become plain.

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