Heirlock

Heirlock

Kane X. Faucher

Above a pink paint scaled bureau
beside curling photographs,
through a postered closet door
is a lock of hair that once belonged
to a bouffant bouquet of its kind
a bush that once rimed a face.
It is tied together with an elastic,
and it has kept its colour (all these years).
A horse tail--
a used makeup brush--
a brown furry jetty--
a hirsute fountain--
an heirlock
of you.