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If Maury Povich calls, I'm not home!
by jeanne rene watson

Sunday, February 01, 2004

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Don't mess with my hair.....*smiles*


so it started out innocent enough
a bit of curiosity, i presumed
a question of when i last cut
my furious locks

oh i don’t know
i’m not fond of someone
standing with scissors over my head
a little joke

you know you really ought
to cut “that hair”
"that hair?"
what's up with "that hair?"

i don’t want to cut my hair
simple, honest reply
not the outta my face reply
that is slipping off the tip of my tongue

well, you know, as you get older
(ok her ten seconds of bravery here
are gonna get her killed)
you ought to have a shorter “doo”
(soon your gonna have a shorter life)

really? well, i don’t care for short hair
on myself that is
it’s not me

but your hair is a bit long and . . .
go ahead, say it mz. manners . . .
it's a bit curly . . .
cut the crap . . .
it's curly wild and uniquely unstyled
and i look like the unblessed come in from a raging storm
i'm still smiling

a shorter “doo” would be more
for someone your age

you are basing my dignity
on your critique of my hair
i don’t consider that fair
or reasonable
you're float'en on half-a-bubble, lady
and i'm about ready to pop the other half

it is not my nature to claw
so i make another minor attempt
at humor
my students love my hair in the wind
wacky hair, they like to say

humor ignored
i’m broadsided by another blow
why do you do you always
wear jeans?
so you want me to jump right into a pair of polyesters
to dignify my age

they’re above my belly button
so let’s not go there
clench teeth
walk away
while i’m still laughing
and she’s still breathing

jeanne rene 7/03

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Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 2/7/2004
You're the one who lives with your hair, not the hairdresser. She probably just wanted you to cut it short so she'd have more business.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/1/2004
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/1/2004
Hahahaha this is so real...I do hate when hair dressers try to
tell you what to do and how to do it..I have my own style..the
heck with them...I loved your comebacks....floria
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/1/2004
I'm still laughing, Jeanne!

Love this line:
'and i look like the unblessed come in from a raging storm'
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 2/1/2004
Glad you held off on that killing spree, not polite in a woman of your age :)))
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