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Instead of calling the suicide hotline, you make an appointment to get a haircut: you know that your sense of responsibility won’t allow you to stand up your stylist. From my collection "The Eden of Perhaps". NOT written during, or related to, the pandemic.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 4/26/2020 1:17:00 PM
Creative and imaginative - the lock down I think is worse for the younger than the older. Very sad, but this isolation has unfortunately got to many people and the statistics will rise to greater numbers when (please God) we get through this horrific time of our lives - I love your poem, Agnes. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/26/2020 5:55:00 PM
Thank you, Jennifer. It's an older poem and doesn't actually refer to the pandemic, but I can see how it could be read this way, and mental health issues are definitely huge right now.
Date: 4/25/2020 6:55:00 AM
fantastic..one of your very best anthony
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/25/2020 7:41:00 AM
Thank you, Anthony.
Date: 4/25/2020 6:07:00 AM
a thought provoking piece Agnes, sadly at the moment there are no hair dressers open and I've read of people committing suicide over the limitations of lock down - we've had several suicides recently - both relatively young men:-( hugs Jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/25/2020 7:41:00 AM
Thank you, Jan. Yes, for people struggling with mental health, this is a horrible time, because at the same time people are dealing with the tremendous stress and anxiety, they also have no access to their support networks and coping mechanisms.
Date: 4/24/2020 10:24:00 PM
Hilariously true! Save a life. Get a haircut!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/25/2020 3:35:00 AM
Thanks, Caren. I can see how the poem reads as hilarious in today's situation, but it's not a funny poem at all