Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

This poem is from a time when I was rapidly losing my eyelashes and felt very sad. As you can guess from the first stanza, I had only fourteen. I counted them every day as the number slowly wound down to zero. This was a tough emotional time for me and I was glad when it was over. As the poem winds down, you can see how I realize the benefits of alopecia and end on a happy note.

I think that with the right mindset, alopecia won’t bother you in the least.

 

 A Compilation of Haikus Concerning Alopecia Areata

Fourteen eyelashes

I feel sad about my loss

I wish I had more

 

No hair on my head

Alopecia is bad

No good medicine

 

Friday reveals my

Big secret, I take my wig

Off on this half-day

 

I hope I can grow

Back my hair, kids get confused

Is it the wig or hair?

 

I sometimes wish I

Could go back in time to warn

My mom about this

 

I wonder why God

Gave me this condition, as

I don’t like it much

 

But I can do a

Lot of things, like draw turtles

With pen on my scalp.

 

I have a wig, but

I get hot in it, so I

Don’t wear it too much

 

It’s cool to see our

Differences and compare them

See diversity

 

If you could have this,

What approach would you take, or

Would you accept it?

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