Dave Harrity

The First Time I Nicked Myself Shaving

 

 

it was all white tile & red wine

 

small picks of thin hair & a bright-eyed scrap

cycloptic tissue shred pronouncing

 

                        I'd become a man                  & no matter all the times I did the deed or waxed 

whatever clean

    the hair came back every full moon 

 

& father never mentioned how to keep it smooth