Toothy Comb

trailed by rainy
headlights

remembering the
needle like
sticks

nurse used to comb
through

my bee’s nest
for lice,

i’d pray for her
to discover
some
but..

nurse never
found
one,

disappointing,
since..

a day or two away from
school was

penalty most
welcome.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

..today, a week at home.. doesn’t sound so fun.

painting by Jan Siberechts at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treatment_of_human_lice

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