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Wearing Summer


 

 Wearing Summer

 

Her hair blooms pink

like a summer rose,

defying fall and all

that is dying.

 

A four-hour process

to lighten her hair,

first to sunshine white

saturation with solution

 root to tip with frenzied fuchsia.

 

I snap her photo,

preserve this moment

when despite a pandemic,

political unrest, a girl

can still be a girl

pretty in pink.


Robin Wright


Robin Wright lives in Southern Indiana. Her work has appeared in Ariel Chart, Minnow Literary Magazine, Ekphrastic Review, Re-side, Black Bough Poetry, Spank the Carp, Muddy River Poetry Review, Rat’s Ass Review, and others. One of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Panoply, and her first chapbook, Ready or Not, was recently published by Finishing Line Press.

 


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