Being Bald


I cut myself shaving today.
You’d think that
there would be less to shave
but how do you think
that baldness is maintained?

It takes vigilance and effort
to remain so clean
and when you’re as slothful as I
it ain’t easy.

I pay little attention when shining my head
and often feel the nick of frustration
that I’ll soon have to bandage my brain pan
to protect from pus.

The scrapes and scabs on my skull
easily fade
and I forget
how easily
they are resurrected.

I have inadvertently mastered mutilation
all in the face of fashion.
I am not alone in this;
I just wish I were much less effective.

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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