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A haiku by Scott Manley Hadley

a bald man staring wistfully through the window of a barbershop

Scott Manley Hadley

Scott Manley Hadley blogs at 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.


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