Hair floats down like snow
Im a tree losing my leaves
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I appear to be losing hair. I brush and loads of it flits down to the ground. I run my fingers through it and a handful is caught in my fingers. Distressing! Having once lost my hair to chemotherapy, I feel that once was enough. I think the stress of my dad’s death has caught up with me.
Senryu: similar to Haiku in form but while Haiku has themes related to nature the Senryu highlights feelings and relationships
8 thoughts on “Alopecia (Senryu)”
I am sad you are losing your hair but your haiku is well-written. Are you on any medication? I took Keppra for Epilepsy I lost enough hair to form my very own life-sized chewbacca. Since I’ve gotten off the medicine and went gluten free my hair is coming back (well I suppose it is mostly back since it has been a few years) but I admit I still check it a lot
Yes I take loads and I never fully recovered from chemo. I am on chronic chemo for a disease I have, but low dose and no changes to the dose for quite some time. I am trying zinc, as zinc deficiency causes hair loss and increased infections and I have had three significant illnesses this month. Hoping zinc will help some! Else I will just shave it all off and show off my beautiful noggin–it is very well formed LOL.
I am glad to hear yours is well-formed because I have flat head and a suspicion that my angular features would result in a very strange appearance indeed lol I hope the zinc does work =)
When I was bald as a nut from chemo friends would make me take off my hats and wigs to admire my skull. LOL I guess it is a good ‘un! I like angular skulls they are very interesting. I have a peanut head and I think I look terrible without hair, Im just not lumpy, hahahaha
Maybe we should collect all of our hair and sell it…for wigs, rugs, and other things third world countries do with hair.
Ill just route through the trash and laundry fluff….LOL. Seriously, I thought of selling or giving away my loads of hair before chemo. I had scads of it, the darn stuff was a procession before me and after. I hated it back then but now I miss it. Isnt the grass always greener? Thank God that I had so much hair to lose or I would be bald! Now I look “normal” but feel weird. Although recently my new normal has NOT been normal and something is wrong…stress or recent illness can do it, so I hope it is temporary. At least it is still fluffy so I can fudge it when it is dry 🙂
You are seriously good at Haiku!
Thank you I am in good company. 🙂 I used to be terrified of them but now they are my favorites. Life in 17 syllables! Short but sweet and powerful.