Buzz off the Buzz Off by Elaine Sorrentino

 

 

Put the razor down.
Ask yourself
why am I doing this?

If your exploit is for my benefit,
don’t waste your time;
your gesture,
intended as supportive,
only serves to hurl
me into melancholy.

You are my mirror,
my support, my rock−
a follicle-free scalp
a constant reminder
of my gruelling struggle.

Keep your head
overflowing with affirming locks,
and recall instead
my reward
at the end of the journey.

 

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