Hesitant Haircut (NaPoWriMo #6a)

Hair Photography Brown Waves Neutral Home by VictoriaEnglishCharm,

Courtesy of Victoria English Charm

Braided ladder, thick as rope,
Draped over back or shoulder
Falling freely, a lustrous slope
Bouncy in a pony holder

Coiled and twisted in a bun
Pinned and hairsprayed into place
Tangled flag behind a run
Frames or hides or whips my face
Accidental catcher of crumbs and snow
Years and years shampooed, brushed, grew

Steady, scissors, make no haste
To clear this curtain past my waist
Sentimental regret, but it’s time you go
Kind of exciting

Snip, snip.
It’s gone.
Just like that?
Boo hoo.


I will cut my hair one of these days, and it will feel like this.

Thanks for reading,


Filed under NaPoWriMo Challenge

9 responses to “Hesitant Haircut (NaPoWriMo #6a)

  1. You captured the thoughts exactly. That’s how I felt when I finally cut my waist-length hair – and I was 49 then!

  2. Love the lines, “Falling freely, a lustrous slope
    Bouncy in a pony holder”

  3. Love this! And the photo just adds more impact.
    Personally I love to get my hair cut hehe 🙂

  4. I like this one a lot. It is playful and emotional all at the same time. Nicely done!

  5. Believe me it’s like a break up. It is hard. I have written a similar thing because i just cut my permed hair. I love how you captured it in the poem

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