March 3, 2013

on a chaise lounge by the window...

photo by Natsuki Girl via Flickr ©

makeup, hair and accoutrements

she wore her hair up
in a knot atop her head
she said I have
so many earrings
I like to wear
I cannot decide which ones
I feel obligated
to show them all  

she certainly wasn’t going
to cut her hair when I suggested
it might be an easier way
to spend more reverent time
with her pantheon
of curl hooked metal and gems
every shape of geometry
and mimicry kept inside
a bureau the size of a small kitchen

the adornment of ears
she said was a necessary
component of my humanity
she said humans never listen
past the sounds we make
this is my way of paying homage
to a misunderstood sense
there is too much noise
too much sound disguised as important
and I think she's right this is true
most of what we ought to listen to
can be drown out in a sea 
of mechanized white refuse

she said would I like to listen to
some music while she decides
what earrings she was going to wear  
what music do you like most, she says
I say I like simple beautiful lines and
she plays Clair de Lune by Debussy and
tells me to relax and
to throw the clocks out a window
I might be here for awhile


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