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Daily Hair
by Joanna M. Weston

all I need is a rake
to drag through my hair
take out nits  grubs
fleas and other vermin

capture tent caterpillars
in pointed teeth
and let the wolf howl

over smoking hills
where trees bend
weighted with maggots
shedding larvae
on slumped shoulders

while my comb loosens
dandruff   grey hairs
all life’s detritus