There could be several things making your hair white.
Some might be ominous, others benign.
When it’s alarming, have someone examine.
Find liberation in another’s eyes.
You might be seized by a terrible sickness,
something so scary that all must be told.
But then again it could be that you’re healing,
or (also sadly) you’ve just gotten old.
Take some time off to see how it’s progressing.
Keep to yourself to infect no one else.
If, as with age, it’s a wonderful blessing,
then throw a party with whistles and bells.
Photo: Photo by Church of the King on Unsplash
Source: Leviticus 13:24-28
Text: David Alexander, 2021 CC BY-SA-NC 4.0
Tune: Crudwell, Public Domain
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