Hair

I’m sitting in a barber’s chair

 and I look down at the floor. 

 There are my silver locks, scattered

And they’ll soon be swept up.

And thrown into the trash

With lots of other hair.

I’ve had hundreds of haircuts. 

Recently I  found out

That the hair I’m referring to 

Grows about 6 inches every year. 

What if I never got it cut?

How long would it be? 

And what did the caveman do? 

Or any man

Before scissors were invented? 

When did that happen? 

I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about this. 

Then I can think about it

And I can wonder.

 

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