Such a Delicate Hair

Such a Delicate Hair

A Poem by Andrew John
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Freeverse

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A hair about a centimetre long!

Was it an eyelash

or a tiny piece of nasal ornamentation

in this library book?

 

Was it left here by the last borrower?

Or has she - or he -

found it, known it was from

the previous borrower, and ignored it?

 

How long could eyelash

or nasal hair

remain here on page sixty-five

almost defying its removal?

 

Or will a librarian happen across this souvenir,

blow it away

before returning the book

to its place on the shelf?

 

 

(2 Oct 2023)

© 2024 Andrew John


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Oh surely, it must be an eye lash and it must have had mascara on it. What an original poem. Loved it.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


Andrew John

5 Months Ago

Ah, the other commenter talks of an eyelash, too. Thanks for your comment.
and the librarian would probably blow it away, just being annoyed and not wondering from whom or what it came from.
I would like to think it was an eyelash from a really intent reader.
j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Andrew John

5 Months Ago

Ah, the other commenter talks of an eyelash, too. Thanks for your comment.

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Added on October 2, 2023
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Andrew John
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