Palm Trunk

Palm Trunk | Jennings, LA | 2017

A storm sheared the fronds off this palm tree and left a bald stalk. I know the feeling. My own head had a similar fate when I decided a few weeks earlier to crop my hair close to the scalp for the first time in my adult life. Heck, I was pretty much bald anyway. But I found it surprisingly exhilarating to be released from the entanglements of the comb. One clipping had transported me from neatness to nothingness. My head tingled with the joy of freedom. Sadly, the palm tree probably didn’t feel the same satisfaction.