I am sitting bent over my head between my knees one hand holding the electric hair dryer another entwined in auburn damp thickness How long has it been since I looked at it? Months of Texas summer heat has had it pulled back - wet - straight out of the shower Before that even. The fall and winter prior, I had given up the hair dryer waste of time and electricity. My pregnant belly is cramped in this position (the new wedding dress allows for the swelling) but the multitude of coarse white strands in my fingers holds my attention This is the hair you love that tumbles down around us in the silvery shadows of love and so I wear it down today, soft, braided a bit, long
© 1996, B. Ruth Rinehart
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