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  • Writer's pictureAlice Wyatt

Chemo Haircut

Updated: Mar 29, 2022

The Unimaginable

soft blond locks slip to the kitchen floor

a cotton towel shrouds shoulders

catching strands as they fall

snip, snip of scissors

the only sound - her sobs are silent

hands gently lift chemo damaged hair

trim around ears; fluff bangs into playful spikes

he stands back to admire novice handiwork

“thank you” whispered, while straw broom sweeps away

evidence of emotional carnage

two halves together - find strength

to do the unimaginable

For C and R

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1 Comment

Mar 29, 2022

Thank you for writing this. I can feel a little of her pain along with her relief- let's get this over with. How I admire his strength to do the hard things. I so love them both.

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