'Sleeping Cowboy' by Norman Rockwell‘Haiku’ and Other Poetry by Wendy Lee Klenetsky The Society February 13, 2017 Haiku and Senryu, 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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour 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.