Poems of the Week

Hair Piece

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“What’s so wrong with having long hair when you’re over 50?”
The Telegraph

My hair is long; I’m fifty-four—
The type of thing that some deplore.
I hope it reaches to the floor
Before I go with Charon.

Well, what’s the point in growing old
If not to not do what you’re told?
So my reply to those who scold
Is—Keep your bloody hair on.