Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Haircut of Low Expectations

The sight of a boy,
 hair carved in a mullet
has the effect 
of a rock in my gullet.

When mommy and daddy
gave him a tail
they'd might as well said
"Go directly to jail

Do not pass eighth grade
Do not collect learnin'
cause minimum wage
is all you'll be earnin'"


Sue said...



(I am a mullet-despiser from waaaay back...)

Anna said...

Well, I guess you just talked me out of giving my first child a mullet... probably even my future husband from getting a skullet >> i.e. a bald top with mullet flowing hair.

{Steve and Amanda} said...

So sad, but so true.

Celeste Dana said...

You might be right, but that long hair in the back makes a great handle when that future jailbird is trying to make a quick getaway!

Jen said...

Best mullet I've seen in a long while. Ha! Ha!
Also, love the "Oprah's real best friend" post. Too funny!

ChristineMarie said...

You are my favorite writer ever. May I please have your autograph?

Genie of the Shell said...

LOL! Best mullet poem I have ever read.

Allyson & Jere said...

The poem, so genius and so true! Added to the tragedy of the mullet (which is awesome beyond description) is the earing in his little ear. Seriously, how are some people parents?