Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cut or Comb?

Tangles are tricky -
either fresh and wet
or dreaded 

First let them dry

Start at the bottom
and comb upward
till smooth 

Tangles are tricky
when attached 
to a living host
who'd miss the 
mess if ripped out

Cutting isn't an option -
patience is needed
to avoid bald patches

Knots may be dealt 
with in a forthright
manner using scissors
to discard the offending 
mass of dead strands

This mess won't be missed

Splice it or knot it back
together making
an invisible repair

Knitting and mending 
fishing nets often
requires a swift 
cut in the twisted