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A single hair wobbles like a newborn/
I tug the rig through the bearing;

the wind plucks the string at the anchor/
pitiless currents set seaweed adrift,
and the ship has been nine months
with crust, grease and brine.

I chuckle // post-hoc;
the oblivion, the mutiny.
my scalp hauls and hauls out
childish repetitions,
until it plunges the sea's old heart,
to hunger legacy 
as the rest of the godless 
vomit nostalgia.

************* ***** *** *** **

see this hair?

all I can think about –
	is how this thing was growing for like
		9 months, jus comin out of my scalp

you know it’s wobbly it’s like this –
	like a newborn baby…
			       ya know?

! my scalp is like Peter Pan!

like the rest of my body’s gonna be
				like, long gone

and it’s jus gonna keep on 
                                       pumpin it out.

Complete denial. 


Copyright © Andrew Gallagher

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  1. Date: 8/11/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Humorous LOL. Keep writing. Sara P.S. They say that dust on everything is skin cells.