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Stop Me, If You’ve Heard This One

This young guy presents
At a barbershop
To have his hair cut
Where he’s met by a
Quartet of social critics
Who diagnose his life ills
And perform barbarous
Psychometric surgery
Under the guise of grooming
His unruly hair, sticking out
Ununiformly, during business
Hours, when he should be
Instead earning his living, plying
An honest trade, like
Hairdressers do, deliverin’
Tough-love gospels as they
Sweep clippings of
Other people’s manes
Into the waste bin
With callous disregard.