Face Value

My parents tell me to cut my hair
because it gets in my eyes
it looks like shit they say
when dad pointed at a bird
I could barely see it fly

but what they don't consider
what they don't realize
is that the longer my hair is
the harder it is for people to notice
when I start to fucking cry

When I wake up in the morning
and spend an hour in the shower
letting the warm water soothe the dread that comes with every new day
my hair is always there like a blind
pulled over the windows to my pain

When I step out from the water to look in the mirror
upon introspection my motives could not be clearer
I use my hand to pull at my water-weighted bangs
because when my curtain is at this length
I don't have to see any naked space on my ugly fucking face
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