Known you since high school; yet
I’ve known you for the last 2 years.
Early mornings, late nights
Text, call, or pop-up
You make time for me.
Tending to my scalp, probing me to think deeper, differently
An expert with a razor, shaping up my rough edges with tough love
Fade master, blending quick wit and bohemian cool
Taming my bear, tempering my anxiety while encouraging my passions.
Barber — I’ve seen you do it all
Stubborn — I’ve never seen you fall
We talk about sports, about relationships, about life, about more
Every time it’s we, never me — could this be
You’re engaged, I engage — in the chair as we gauge
Fade, Caesar, Taper.