Ciara Smith, "Talking To My Voice Teacher About My Hair: A Conversation"
Talking To My Voice Teacher About My Hair: A Conversation
*in the style of Tyehimba Jess
your hair doesn’t grow, your hair doesn’t amaze me with its texture
like mine does, like a hidden forest--
I know because I’ve grown my lush greenery since birth,
I had tufts of hair sticking up like cotton candy,
a sugary mimicry of the clouds. Just like my
in college-- who spends hours tending her garden.
she told me that you will never understand how magic is made.