Dennis Herrell
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Dennis Herrell has been writing poetry for forty years during his adult life as teacher, outside sales person, and, lately, antique dealer. He is like every poet in the world – always in training, and painfully aware of it. Enter his world to read some poems he has had published.

 

American Haircut

 

 

It was haircut day

and a sign said Don's Barber Shop.

I entered Americana circa 1955;

the right hand wall offered kitchen chairs

 

and magazines that a man needed

for fishing, golfing, and auto mechanics,

enriched by a bible and bible almanac

below two eagles protecting an American flag.

 

The walls had photos of men

in fresh haircuts and suits

talking to a man with scissors.

I saw mounds of hair in the linoleum corners.

 

I walked over to the center chair,

where Don himself stood in polyester

and vitalis listening to talk radio

and nodding in agreement.

 

I looked at the sign that said

       In God We Trust

     All Others Pay Cash.

 

 

Dennis Herrell

( 1/9/04 – Pegasus)                                                                                            

 

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