Hair Woven, pressed, rolled, washed, curled, cut, shaved, combed, dyed, dried, tied, fried, palmated, braided, wired, piled, styled, tamed, rinsed, renewed, wind blown, flipped, up, back, under, clipped, unruly, wiry, teased, twisted, red, blond, gray, auburn, brown, chestnut, silver, ginger, sandy, bleached, black, fuzzy, sculpted tresses, mops, manes-- Art: the color of hair. Above and Beyond I took out the old Oldsmobile for a spin over the mountain the top was woven with willows and far more oleanders than my mind could hope to hold. Fearless plants fondly growing more human though never full of blood like the animal kingdom‘s fowl and foolish guts fooled into believing their reign refusing fear, falsifying fantasy, vain voiles, valiant as they might be, to see voles beneath the trees and wonder why they never touch the sky?
Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her recent work has appeared in Third Wednesday and Entering to name a few.