Two decades later & dye still runs

Backstage-Paris-Fashion-Week-1991-wearing-jeans-whiteAcid-dye denim might be

bad-luck or I

simply too old for

bare legs and

shocking rinses

(who the hell buys Manic Panic Vampire Red

seeks to re-cultivate original sin

desperate in disjointed

camouflage & need to impress

someone who is not watching?)

However, the real

surprise lay in

realizing I could shed

as many tears as a teen

who would not blink

at acid-dye-denim

or remember

when high-waisted was

in fashion

the first time around

when heartbreak felt

much, much

more hopeful

even if red dye

be it 1999 or 2019

invariably ran

transforming

tears

pink

9 thoughts on “Two decades later & dye still runs

  1. I’m so glad I saw you here love. Did you enter any poetry for the lesbian poetry anthology I’m working on? It’s huge. I would love you in it. I can get your work looked at even though the deadline has passed because we’re not going to print till later in Sept October. If you’re interested?

  2. Omg! That is so awesome of you to offer! I am no poet, the words simply spill out of me occasionally. I love your words, I love the feeling they evoke in me and you really have made me feel included (I have no other word right now) or part of something beautiful and creative from topics obscure or hidden. Let me think this over in the morning 🧡

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