Bad Hair Day

She declares to
and news cameras
gathered in palpable excitement
on her front lawn,

“My hair is driving me nuts!”

and this terrible news causes
Canada’s economy to crater
as do the financial markets
of Australia, Ireland, and Argentina.

The following week she proclaims,

“This outfit is a mess,”

and the New York Stock Exchange plummets,
The Nikkei Average teeters on the brink
while riots erupt in the streets
around the globe.

Defiantly, she stands in the backyard,
stares at the sky and screams,

“The stars are so bright tonight!”

and the oceans flood the coast lines,
tornadoes destroy the cities,
and earthquakes swallow up
whole countries.

And in the month of March,
she petulantly posits,

“I hate my mountain cedar allergies!”

And the earth splits in two
and explodes.

At least until next week.

Rod C. Stryker

This is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek piece. Hope you like it.

  1. paulrostov1 says:

    Let us hope, that the earth won’t explode because of some one’s allergies. Thank you for the poem.

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