A Note from Mel

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Good Hair September 19, 2008

Filed under: Art for Art's Sake — anotefrommel @ 3:22 pm
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Good Hair


I scrape the dead,

      dirty loveliness

from his fatted forehead,


Roll the night’s story

      from his eyes,

& set him on the closed toilet seat,


Under his soft weight,

      air whistles from the sky

blue cover.


I reach over aged porcelain,

     Water the bristles

until dripping is rushed to ease


the widening of his binding

    strands, raise the boar

above his head of still-closing plates,


Unravel brief fuzzy rivulets, again

     & again, and when

All is smooth, shiny,


I part my son’s hair,

       Just above the left temple

like the older women tell me


               It is right to do.




                                            © Melanie Henderson


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