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goodbye beard 40209

April 4, 2009

Pizzicato shower, trickling over my back, tiny pinpoints of water
And the crescendo of heat; I must sweat to finish bathing.
I’ve removed all but the last vestige of testosterone’s prominent vantage.
And now, I am naked as oboes.
A chill day, this will be my undoing; newborn skin is always coldest
Even colder when a ringing wind cymbals my face.

Presto! Presto! Out of the air!

(Read.Write.Poem.)

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3 comments

  1. I like naked as oboes, specially paired with the cymbal of the wind…


  2. Yes, all the musical references work really well! My husband goes through this every spring but he does it gradually. From a three inch beard, he’s now got it down to just a mustache and 1/2 inch of beard. I’ll share this with him!


  3. The musical terms are so effective. I love “the last vestige of testosterone’s prominent vantage.”



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