On Being Bald....

by Doug Holder

On Being Bald, by Doug Holder

Hair today...gone tomorrow

The sun beats down

on my balding crown.

The hat I wear

is for prevention


I wore it for



sun used to glisten

off my thick black hair

now it just shines...

there's just scalp there.

Women use to run their fingers

through my mane

now when they do it

I loose the few strands that remain.

So when you pass

a bald man

show respect and walk slow

because what's firmly rooted today

maybe gone when strong winds blow...