a bald man staring wistfully through the window of a barbershop
Scott Manley Hadley
Scott Manley Hadley blogs at TriumphoftheNow.com. He was 'Highly Commended' in the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 and his books include the pleasure of regret (forthcoming from Broken Sleep, 2020) and Bad Boy Poet (Open Pen, 2018). Twitter @Scott_Hadley
About This Poem
I wrote this haiku while walking around the old city of Montreal with a lover. I became transfixed by an elegant spinning barbershop pole encased in glass and felt deeply conscious of my hairlessness.