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  • Alice Wyatt

Chemo Haircut

Updated: Mar 29

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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