Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Undercover #1


Mom says, “Always look and act
like a high-maintenance bitch
when you go to a hair salon.
You’ll get better service.”
I fumble with eyeliner
on the shaky subway train,
make sure my nails are clean and long.

The Russian ladies at the salon
don’t seem intimidated,
even though I tower over them
and they ask why I don’t try modeling.

Alas,
my three-dollar
Toronto Public Library bag
betrays me.

2 comments:

Dorkmaster Flek said...

Aw, you turned off the silly captcha thingy for me. I hope you never become one of those divas. It's why I love you, you know. :)

Alexander James said...

Come on -- you, a high-maintenance bitch? You couldn't fool anybody into thinking that, especially not other high-maintenance bitches. They can smell their own. But your mom's right -- if you at least try to play their game, they'll give you better service. Crazy old world, eh?