Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Late Bloomer

Raud Kennedy

He shaved his head and it was cool
kept it that way until it wasn’t.
When his hair grew back
there wasn’t much left.
He wanted a body beautiful
he could show off,
so he worked out and out,
but by the time he was happy
with his six pack abs
his married friends
thought he was creepy
for being so obsessed
with his looks
at his age.


Raud Kennedy, currently living in Portland, Oregon, has had poems published in the States, England, and Scotland.

© Raud Kennedy

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