This American Life had a wonderful piece on the William Carlos Williams poem “This is Just to Say.” It’s sort of a non-apology apology and a poem that other poets love to parody.
Anyway — this is just to say
That I had already decided
To absolutely lose it
If one more person mentioned my hair color
In a way/setting I deemed irrelevant.
And you were the lucky winner, kind volunteer at the Annapolis Book Festival.
(I had been stuck in traffic, too.)
World, I am now so brunette.
Get over it.