The ends of my hair,
just above my right shoulder,
are always curling outward—
bad news for a bi girl with a bob.
Last month, I bought a
blow dryer and a round brush. This
week I bought a discounted heat
protectant and styling spray. Nothing
works. Not that I try too hard. I
always give up after two tries.
Today, I woke up with my bob in
the right place. Too bad, with my
swollen knee, nobody’s bound to
see it except my roommate who
just went out on a date.
Heather Ann Pulido is an indigenous author from Baguio City, Philippines. She writes to grow both roots and wings. A longtime student journalist and content writer, she is a returning literary artist. This year, she aims to feature more of her experiences as a bisexual woman in her work. Her poems are in Moss Puppy Magazine, Hot Pot Magazine, and underscore_magazine. When she's supposed to be writing, she's on Twitter (@heather_tries).