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My Hair

Barely a month goes by,
Where I'm not here,
Chest pressed against stained wood panels.
Neck bent, mock swan,
Over the cold, off white, plastic rim.

There is a chemical sting,
In the corners of my eyes,
And in my nose.

Before me is a blurred film of colour,
And it's weeping.

Sometimes sunlight,
Sometimes blood,
Today, darkness.

Dark pools of the future,
Swirl in the bottom of the bath,
Before dribbling nonchalantly down the drain.

Today is easy.
Today is black.

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  1. Date: 9/21/2011 1:15:00 PM
    Congratulations in the contest of P. D. "Featured Poem of The Week" Gracie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 5:16:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 1:00:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Kim

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Congratulations Gracie on your win...enjoyed.

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 8:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of P.D. Gracie

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 3:52:00 AM
    A winning congratulations! CR

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 2:19:00 AM
    Gracie, another Congratulations on your featured poem,, hope you enjoy your win, this is an amazing featured poem. Thank you so much for entering and sharing it with us. A super well done poem,, God bless,... LINDA

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 12:04:00 AM
    Gracie, CONGRATULATIONS !! On your poem being featured this week. Stopping by to read every poem on the home page. have yourself a wonderful week,..Linda

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations Gracie on your fine poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 9:16:00 AM
    Cool - what a great subject to write a poem about. not sure you should be geting the dye in your eyes though ! Nice read, enjoyed.