25 February 2006 | Vol. 5, No. 4


The first was a fish skeleton.

But you don't want

the top of your head

to dart and shift

without cease. So

the comb is made

of molded plastic.

So it's more human.

Now you're in a slowness

race to see which

will last longest,

your hair or its teeth.

About the author:

Mark Cunningham has poems in recent or forthcoming issues of Practice, Parcel, and Dusie. A chapbook, Second Story, is on the Right Hand Pointing site. Tarpaulin Sky Press will be bringing out a book tentatively titled Body Language, which will be a sort of diptych containing two collections, one titled Body (on parts of the body) and one titled Primer (on numbers and letters).

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Mark Cunningham at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 5, No. 4, where "Comb" ran on February 25, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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