Pigtails by Ann Kestner

Sparked by the words: crisis, knew, girl, pigtails, beneath


Beneath the pigtails

is a girl

in secret crisis.


No one knows.


Only she hears

what every

strand of hair



No one could

ever guess

what those





tell her.


Ann Kestner is the founder and editor of Poetry Breakfast.  For over 25 years, her work has periodically appeared in various publications.  She spent most of her life in Virginia at the edge of the D.C. suburbs.  Ann now lives in New Jersey along the Raritan Bay.


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