Poems of the Week

Hair Crisis

by Julia Griffin

“An Alleged Lock of Emily Dickinson’s Hair is Selling for $450,000… But Was it Stolen?”

I heard the Press buzz – when I died –
A Cutting – from the Locks
That I had grown – was now for sale –
For half a million – Bucks –

And all the Scholars – lost their minds –
Insurers too – because –
The Lock was stolen – so they said –
And possibly – it was –