By Stephanie Williams


I didn’t shave all month
Quiet, itchy rebellion.

A silent wind-chime
Should at least look the part.

They marched
I had prior commitments.

I connected my daughter’s brows
Put flowers in her hair.

I posted pictures
They asked if we’re Mexican.

This year she’ll be a princess
$40 on a pink tulle dress.


Stephanie Williams writes from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Photo credit: Nina A. J. G. vis a Creative Commons license.

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