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Poem: I have biracial hair by Zora Howard

See the performance on YouTube

I have bi-racial hair
Pantene Pro-V waves on the top
Easy to style, comb, rock-
Until-I encounter my naps,
I’m not talking about those-cute detangle with the spray naps.
I’m talking about those, slave naps, like,
No comb, brush, or man can handle the kind of naps I got- like,
No way you are touching my hair-naps like
Back 10 feet up, or we can dance naps
Those naps like-
I have bi-racial hair,
Those smooth and silk rafts hanging all through my mane,
Until you get to the back, and encounter the jungle, in which you can find Tarzan and Jane.
In the front you forget and relax in the pleasure,
Until you get to the back and remember pain
Baby hair slicked back with that good 4 dollar pomade,
That goes with roots and tangles,
Soaked with that same olive oil; mixed with that spaghetti sauce momade.
I have bi-racial hair,
Combs run freely through my fine breezy, just to the part, the most you can make,
Until it gets to the back and
I have bi-raci…

Many ways to Really Live

Ah but what other ones can I come up with… extend the list, turn it into a ToDo list that's crazy-long.

Get outside
Savor food
Create a morning ritual
Take chances
Follow excitement
Find your passion
Get out of your cubicle
Turn off the TV
Pull away from the internet
Rediscover what's important
Eliminate everything else
Be positive
Open your heart
Kiss in the rain
Face your fears
When you suffer, suffer
Slow down
Touch humanity
Play with children
Talk to old people
Learn new skills
Find spirituality
Take mini-retirements
Do nothing
Stop laying video games
Watch sunsets, daily
Stop reading magazines
Break out of ruts
Stop watching the news
Laugh till you cry
Lose control
Make an awesome dessert
Try something new, every week
Be in the moment
Run with dogs, sleep with cats
Keep busy with meaningful stuff
Watch people you admire
Solve bigger problems than yours

Original idea source: 39 Ways to Live, not just exist (by Leo Babauta )