Poemdog

Dogs 2019

VERNAL INCOGNITO
(4/29/19)


I grow
it back
each year

this
spring
beard

attempting
to disguise
myself
from the
season

my least
favorite

as if
the allergens

the insects

the sweat
inducing
temperatures

will not
recognize
me
behind
this unruly
gray hair

passing
me by

inflicting
their suffering
upon a more
familiar face

a more
respectable
figure

leaving
me to hide
in the
shadows

cowering
quite
alone

awaiting
that other
equinox

to shave
once
again