Friday, September 2, 2011
The Decision -- Poetry 2011
Wiry hair exploded from under
a baseball cap - so Einstein-esque.
Flapping in the breeze, it drifted
in a disarrayed circumference
almost a halo in its reflective state.
The hat complied with keeping
sun from burning an exposed scalp .
I studied the snapshot and laughed…
Did I mention the thinning part?
The weight gain bothers me...
I can reduce, work at toning,
exercise more frequently
but the balding... too much to bare.
My hair was once beautiful -
thick, soft, long and curly.
Would have rather had my body
thin itself than the one aspect of self
that I cherished - not egotistically
but I identified with my hair...
my most feminine facet since I never
was a fem fatale or overtly sexy.
Coming closer to the decision...
elimination of what's left; there's no point
in hanging onto what's lost for good.
A ritual will be needed; the blessing
for a bald plate and then shaving it clean.
I'll need a cute crocheted hat;
where was that crochet pattern...