"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.


Polly Alice

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1,000 Congregation

The steel plaque
high on the wall
reads

maximum capacity
     1000

1,000 rust colored office chair
form around the room like wax
on cheese.

Firmly set, like dentures
on gums, 1,000 heads
heads set on shoulders

1,000 heads
not a hair out of place
man, woman
grandmother, grandfather
great-grandfather

slicked back
concentrated faces
attentive ears to hear

not a hair falls on the floor
not a hair on their heads
will be...not a hair

how many bottles
of hairspray
do the people in this
room use every month?

1,000

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