She didn't like my hair. Deep within its forest
was a hidden treasure she didn't want unearthed.
Somewhere in the grove was a buried riddle, stifled
and mutilated. But it was my hair: my wound, my armor,
my own wildflower, long, curly—mine.
Nicole Borello is the author of Fried Fish and Breast Milk (dancing girl press, 2013). Her work has appeared in Thick With Conviction, Decompression and Rag Queen Periodical. She is the editor and founder of Quaci Press and Magazine.