Ode to my Hairdryer

By: Alison Gittelman


Shiny red dragon

Breathing violently

On command.


You are a savior

Of frizz

Of bedhead



I do not worship you

But carelessly discard you, cord unraveled

You are, after all, just an appliance.


And I don’t need you.

You are not the only one

Who can tame the locks.


Hair tie works




Until I have an important event

Or need to impress


I gently lift you from the counter

Press the switch

And bring you roaring to life.

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