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Intrusive Headware (Rachel Jackson- Lafayette, LA)

A tight cap has encompassed my skull
for a month
or two
or six.
It squeezes my thoughts
to a dangerous realm
where they face the parasite worry
and oh too often succumb to it.

Thinking back to times without the dreadful cap,
I squirm and I peel at its ridges.

My hairs seek liberation!
My eyebrows feel encroached upon!
It's warm outside! I need no cranial covering!

It is time for your departure, cap,
that weights my every daydream.
I'd love your demise
but a toss in the closet will do.

Now why don't you let loose the band
you've got wrapped round my forehead.

I, promise, then to find you quite a nice hook.

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