plein [L]

teenage me
paris me
long hair

this teenage me
unlike paris me
nagged to tart it brush
so obviously did not

mother sister pounced
“long hair’s not le mode
you know”
we lived in obscureville plain
“why don’t you cut it short”

“oh look the sky is blue”
i said

tho’ now i know
le mode has complex culture
empty lives have harder causes

even so
to imply
that’s why

my insult reply
was apt
still stands





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