Doug McHargue’s “Beauty In The Shop” after Margaret Curtis

Salon by Margaret Curtis
Salon by Margaret Curtis

Doug McHargue
BEAUTY IN THE SHOP
after “Salon” by Margaret Curtis

He’s brought her here
for twenty years
this pink cabinet room,
her foggy blue hair
she says she’s tired of
wants something new,
maybe nothing bold
as Nymph of the Chair
who thinks she’s pure
and peeled back truth
no cover up
while his nights are
flannel buttoned
brittle winter limbs.

Now hair spray wafting,
messing with his head, eyes,
What the hell –
her halting steps,
streaks of purple on blue
like ribbons swinging
in a young girl’s hair.

IMG_5345
Doug McHargue reads her poem “Beauty In The Shop” at the Hickory Museum of Art for the Art of Poetry event on September 20. Photo courtesy of Ginny and Roger Sanford.

Advertisements

About missmellibrary

A children's librarian who loves to excite youth about reading!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Doug McHargue’s “Beauty In The Shop” after Margaret Curtis

  1. wildgoosepoetryreview says:

    Nicely visualized, Doug. I can hear your voice when I read it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s