“tangled thread”

Written for:  The Twiglets #271 - tangled thread

His long hair,
thinner and silvered,
looks like tangles
of fine thread.

Lost the thread
of the story as
it tangled into
twisted plots.

sits darning socks
sudden pull on spool of thread
tangled by cat

                 Her tangled hair was a knotted mess
               Comb could not untangle a single tress.
                      In a fit of despair
                   she cut off all her hair.
            Now she feel Winter's air on bald flesh.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to “tangled thread”

  1. Jules says:

    Fun verses, I can relate to some of them.
    I used to have bad tangles, but I not so much any more, and I’ve never been bald!


    • During the pandemic, my normally slightly wavy hair turned into complete curls! Stopped using the hair dryer, and all products. Odd thing is, I have tangles on the bottom that refuse to comb out.

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      • Jules says:

        My hair has gotten longer… it is thin… so I braid it to the side… keeps the tangles away. Though I do have to be careful… I try and tuck it under the pillow 😉

        I read once about a gal who stopped using any hair products, except water – for a year. Everyone thought her hair was the best it ever was.

        I knew another gal who had ringlets – she hardly brushed or combed them out after washing her hair.

        Odd and strange. We do what works. Good luck.


      • I hope never to go back to the hair dryer!

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      • Jules says:

        My hair is thin… I rarely use a hair dryer. When the weather is nice I let the sun and wind dry it! 🙂


  2. poetrybydebi says:

    I esp relate to the second. I always try to finish a book but occasionally it gets too tangled.


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