Nosehair

Why do we trim our nosehair
what is the function
don’t we know
it keeps our nostrils warm
it warms the air
passing through
the same air
which will heat our
brains and allow
us to
remember our
own names.

Precious nosehair!
I will not cut you
I will let you grow
as the grass is
long
for you are my
wooly friend
keeping my
nasal passages
warm protecting
me from bacterial
disease
at least I think
I don’t really
know this stuff
I studied
philosophy
and religion
not biology
or olfacle
precision.

But the hair!
The nasalhair!
The nosehair
of care and concern
too deserves
to be raised to the
highest level of
existence
it needs its own
lobbying groups
for our
best
interest.

We cannot let the
nosehair go uncared for
we must not
nevermore
never again
the nosehare is my
friend.

However, there is
another matter
of which I can’t
say the same
something which must
take all the blame
truly disgusting
without any clear
function
the wood-lining
of our eardrums
the spikes and shoots
of dead cellular
roots you know
what I’m talking
about

That ear hair!
No, you do not
get to stand on the
rungs of proclamation
you do not get to be
hoisted up on the
shoulders
you are not nosehair
you are ear hair
you are a totally
different thing
purposeless
truly disgusting
and I will not
listen to you
breathe
I will not listen
to you speak
in
my ear drum.

I will have nothing
to do with you
you stupid
ear hair.
I will only
be tolerant
of one trivial
and unacknowledged
Dentritis
at least in this poem.
I may change my
mind later,
but even if I do
I will still
not give you
the full treatment
because I
want to be consistent.

Hypocrisy, you temp
me with
you ear hair
despicable
vile creature
ehh whatever
what were
we talking
about?