Where It's At

Anne Silver
From Bare Root; a poet's journey with breast cancer, Copyright © 2002 Terrapin Press
Last Modified: October 6, 2002

I toss the wig,
go bald to the courthouse
in my stunning scalp
and Nordstrom suit.
I bald it to the mall, beach,
movies, poetry readings
where I'm the reader,
to holiday parties.
When people ask
what happened,
I say I'm taking a break from hair.
Because if everyone
has to be somewhere,
and I'm here bald,
why, then,
bald is where it's at.

Blogs

Cancer and Hair Loss
by Bob Riter
February 11, 2016