Alternate Rapunzel

let’s talk about it
your past
the things that make you, you

I’ll go first -
locked away in a tower of traumas
there is a story
about a princess who was controlled
through her hair
yes, you read that correctly
her hair
she was never allowed to have long hair;
strict orders from the king
she cried and wished
and imagined what it felt like to
have hair that touched her back
but she never got that chance
until the king moved away for good

so when people ask why I don’t cut my hair
there’s more to it than
“I just like it long”

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