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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Sleepover


The Sleepover

It seemed like the right thing to do
Refresh her ponytails
Make her look nice
for church

But I knew when I saw her
the dilemma she faced
when she innocently took down those two
unassuming braids

Like a nuclear explosion
tightly twisted locs became
an unruly mass of thick, unmanagable
curls

I chuckled as I leaned into my husband's ear
A puzzled, "how do you know?"
was his query

But I knew
she would never again venture there
if the kids had another
sleepover

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