Mrs. Sartre At The Beauty College

I said to the stylist at the salon,
"All is darkness." 
From the pocket of her smock, a candle
with which she beat me about the head and shoulders.

"Behold, I give you light," she said.
"Crazy motherfucker!" 
Who hired this bitch?
Wax in my hair.
Will an indifferent Stylist mold me at Her whim?
________

for my BFF Hedgewitch's Friday 55 bash, and also for Play It Again (existentialism) at Toads. Also for day 12 of my 39 poems in 39 days.

Comments

hedgewitch said…
Nothing more existential than existence, they say. This is full of your trademark irreverence and wit, and it also made me laugh out loud at the wax. Almost as bad as chewing gum, both outside the skull, and in it when absorbed through the eyes and ears before the altar of the cathode ray. Thanks for playing today,Shay, and thus for making the approaching weekend kick a little more ass.
Other Mary said…
Hahaha - that's great! We are always at the mercy of our stylists!
. said…
“From the pocket of her smock, a candle
with which she beat me about the head and shoulders.

‘Behold, I give you light,’ she said.”

Oh my gosh, I am laughing so hard. Thank you, thank you for this blissful moment. :)
Carrie Van Horn said…
Wow that last line is SHEAR brilliance my friend!!!! LOVE this!!!!
WildChild47 said…
laughter in the absurd overcomes all darkness, wax in the hair, not withstanding - definitely on your "6 absurd things before lunch" game ... thanks for the belly guffaws!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Cackling. My hir is an existential quandary all in itself. I will need the mother of all haircuts on the other side of the virus.
Helen said…
Don't know how you are going to top this!
I needed that laugh! Thank you Shay.
Susie Clevenger said…
I had to smile..but that last line is quite a question.
Wonderful in absolutely every way, you clever woman!
Kim M. Russell said…
Thank you, Shay, I haven't laughed out loud for a while. i needed that.
Kerry O'Connor said…
This cracked me up!
Kenia Santos said…
I read through with Simone's face in mind. Absolutely loved it!
grapeling said…
your hairdresser sounds more ominous than mine ~
qbit said…
"MRS. SARTRE AT THE BEAUTY COLLEGE

I said to the stylist at the salon,
"All is darkness."

That's brilliant. Reminder to inflict our poetic darkness outside the home, and not just keep them in poems where they do no harm. If I told people what I really think they would be me about the head and shoulders. I like the last line too.