Going for a haircut

but the sky a distraction
of borrowed things
let down this foolish gloss
over a blistered pill
for the taking

and you know there are
other ways to reach the barber
cobbled lanes of years
eavesdropped overhangs
the sluice through wisteria

a pomegranate whistling fall
the pride of lemons in full show
a half-chewed day’s groan
as the school bell calls

it can grow another day
a sun too good for follicles
a loosed dog smiles beside me
listen through the storm grill
last night rushing away

the sea in the gurgle
a part for what’s left of it
my neighbour’s new baby
has more than me for trim
amidst the knelling orbital joy



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