I got this

 

I got this haircut

because

some girl pulled Walden from my FREE

BOOKS box & I thought she was really

going to set it free, but she returned

to her desk & stuck it under the

short leg to stop the wobble

 

I got this haircut

because

my cat has been studying

geometry

and watching my checkbook

because

I can't tell the difference

between a weed and a flower

 

I got this haircut

because

somewhere in Africa somebody's

singing a wild sad song

for the world

because

I needed to learn something

with my fingers

because

I needed a new day

a new job

 

I got this haircut

because

I can't wait to become

a cracked old man sleeping

under newspapers

because

you haven't called me

and I was waiting so

patiently


All poems by Br. Tom Murphy, O. Carm.

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