Michael Estabrook

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“Because after I almost died of cancer I said fuck it.”

Her pure white hair moussed
sticking straight up
running down the middle of her head.
“I like your hair, it’s so different.
What made you do it like that?”
She smiled
           teeth all sparkly –


Michael Estabrook has been publishing his poetry in the small press since the 1980s. He has published over 20 collections, a recent one being The Poet’s Curse, A Miscellany (The Poetry Box, 2019). He lives in Acton, Massachusetts.