Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow


It seems like an eternity that I have been waiting

When in truth it’s just been three months.

With no place to go and no one to see

This shouldn’t even be bothering me.


Yet each time I pass by that looking glass

I pause and ask, “Who is he?”

For the reflection I see can’t possibly be me.

I know I don’t look like that.


That hair isn’t mine; I don’t have flips.

My hair doesn’t cover my ears.

Flips in the back hair over my ears

It hasn’t been that long for years.


I need a cut, am desperate for a one

Tracey please call me soon.

The call came on Monday, “I’m reopening Friday.

Can you come in Saturday before noon?”


At 11:00 I will be there

Ready and willing to sit in the chair.

Clipping here and cutting there;

A floor that is covered with hair.


In 20 short minutes she works her magic.

I knew it wouldn’t take long.

For me I feel that it is a win.

I leave lighter than when I came in.


















Some humor:






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16 responses to “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

  1. Oh, to live in Dauphin!
    Our county goes to green this Friday, but when I called for a haircut, I couldn’t get anything until August 18! I’m on a wait list, but I doubt that I’ll be getting off of it. Enjoy your new haircut!

  2. MegMcCormick

    I so enjoyed the playfulness of your poem and the intentional rhyming! Congrats on the new ‘do!

  3. You capture beautifully how so many of us are feeling right now. I am ready, but my hairdresser isn’t open yet.

  4. jumpofffindwings

    Congratulations on your new—or should I say renewed—look. I am putting off the very same thing, just keep winding the topknot one more circle. We have an outbreak here, so I’m waiting for a bit more.
    Terrific poem. I love the lines:
    “Flips in the back hair over my ears
    It hasn’t been that long for years.”

  5. I love the poem! It’s a fun way to make light of one of the inconveniences so many of us feel right now. The hair cut looks nice!

  6. Beautiful! I can so relate! I’m still snipping away on mine. Cannot wait to get those silly curls clipped off. Soon.

  7. This was such an entertaining read and I can relate! I skipped my haircut at the last hair apptmt before Covid and so I haven’t had a haircut since December!!! Granted, my hair was already long, so it’s just longer. But I’m going to be able to sit on my hair if this keeps on! hopefully I can get tidied up too!

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