a soundless parting (senryu)

by Ben Pickard   Oct 8, 2020

getting older when
the only hair you have is
growing out your ears


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  • 1 month ago

    by Emi

    Hi Ben, the title intrigued me and to be honest I wondered what you could be on about at first as there are a number of things that this could have been pointing towards for example a person up and leaving and leaving no signs of their departure; anyway I digress.

    Now, the piece itself did make me chuckle a little as it reminded me a little of my uncle as he often tells me he has more hair in his backside (not that you or I need to know) than his head) as he's going bald. He just has hear around his ears. Although, I do joke that atleast come winter his ears will be kept warm. This is very clever.

    Best wishes.
    Em x

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Funny story, Em. I do hope he can still hear through all that hair...

      Take care

  • 1 month ago

    by Skyfire

    I outwardly chuckled. Clever!

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Skyfire. As a woman, I'm sure you can laugh more freely :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    I know Ben, its a crying shame ;) hope you are well M

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      To be honest, Michael, although I am receding a little, at 39 Im not doing too badly. It was more a glimpse into the furure, lol
      Take care.

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