5.02.2013

Coloring Your Own Hair

It stains smeary,
especially
round the edges.
Stinks, and burns too.
You can never reach
those damn wiry hairs
in the back.
Booze really helps
get this right,
turn it into a festive show
of personal empowerment
or something.
Failing that, you’re just--

Short & Sweet (?) for Mama Zen's Words Count in the Imaginary Garden.

14 comments:

  1. smiles...funny experience it would be.

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  2. I've never tried this, but when I do, I'll be sure to make it a party! The poem is fun, empowering!

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  3. Why are you revealing all our little secrets, Marian? No one's naturally grey around here...

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  4. i was trying (not very successfully) to make a comment about aging without using booze to get through moments like this, but acknowledging that it was more fun to do it when booze-fueled. now, it's just a chore. MAINTENANCE. gah.
    oh, well. hits and misses.

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  5. Filling in the blank(s) definitely more fun than trying to reach those steely grays!!

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  6. Alcohol... that's what I was doing wrong. The resultant levity would certainly improve the experience.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/05/02/the-mad-ones/

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  7. I turned my self coloring over to the professionals. Hadn't tried the booze though ;-O Fun read and giggly memories of that balancing act reaching for things and trying to read directions without bending.

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  8. i'm not recommending it! just reflecting. :)

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  9. I too, rely upon the professionals :) Perhaps a bit of booze would be fun too. :)

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  10. Not even booze helps me. When I'm done, it always looks like a crime scene!

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