Did you brush it from your hair?

Did you brush it from your hair?

by Tommy Carroll


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Did you brush it from your hair?

or maybe from your teeth?...

your clothes?

Perhaps it was washed away from out of your blankets?...

or tights?...

or down the bath water?...

or flushed behind a closed toilet?

Maybe you strode away from it

or slept it out-dreamt it away-

lit-smoked- and coughed it up.

Did you lose it on a train, a taxi or in a fight?

Misplaced it in some drawer? or behind jars of cream?...

Scraped it off  your shoe?

Has it found its way into the corner of a pocket?

Was it locked out?...

or hung up and forgotten about?-

failed to water it?...

let it wither and die...

or just given away?

did you give it back to me?

Where did it go?


Words and image  Tommy Carroll

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 10th Jul 2019 21:02

Martin - thank you, yes it has its point ? but I guess you guessed that!

Tom - and thank you for your point and comment?

Mindy - and thank you too, I did'nt feel thepain till you nudged me. -so to speak.

Ta folks xxx

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Mon 8th Jul 2019 19:36

Wanting to prove I do "show up:" "It" is the caring/love/affection "she" used to feel and proclaim.

It's a marvelously original way to ponder an ages-old and anciently painful question.

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Mon 8th Jul 2019 17:43

Really enjoyed this Tommy. It's got me thinking... where does it go?! Excellent piece. Thanks for sharing.

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Martin Elder

Fri 5th Jul 2019 08:55

I am left asking what it is that's been lost. But I guess that is the whole essence of the piece. Fabulous Tommy

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