'Sleeping Cowboy' by Norman Rockwell‘Haiku’ and Other Poetry by Wendy Lee Klenetsky The Society February 13, 2017 Humor, Poetry Haiku “You are what you eat!” That’s what all of the books say Then I guess I’m nuts! Naturally You walk into the beauty shop to get help for your hair, the receptionist greets you at the door and shows you to your chair. The beautician saunters over, examining what you’ve got, and offers you a choice of colors; explaining what is “hot.” She helps you choose that “perfect” shade- one much like your own, One which suits your lifestyle, your temperament and tone. She puts an apron ’round your front, a towel ’round your neck, and fastens both securely so your clothes won’t show a speck. Then, gingerly, upon your head, she applies the chosen lotion to roots, hair shafts and follicles, soaking up the special potion. She sets a timer to 30 minutes, hands you a magazine, and it doesn’t take a genius to deduce just what that means. It means you sit and read and wait until the timer tells her to take you over to the sink and rinse out all those smells. And then she puts conditioner in, and the timer’s turned again to time your hair, and make you wait five minutes more… or ten. Then rinses the conditioner, and you get to see the color of hair you “had” to have improved ’cause you thought that it was duller. So, the gook’s been removed, you’ve been washed, dyed and conditioned, and an hour is what this all took, and why did you dye? Oh, I’ll tell you why… to accomplish the “natural” look! Wendy Lee Klenetsky is a 65-year-old wife (for 42 years) of a great guy, and mom of 2 fabulous girls (married 11 weeks apart in ’13). Currently she is a freelance writer, sweepstaker, knitter and crocheter. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.