A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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Joan Zimmerman - USA

Beauty Shop

In my British childhood it was "the hairdressers" but when I reached America, it was a club my American mother-in-law went to every Thursday, returning with her hair more auburn, her nails a glossier red, her eyebrows even thinner. We lived four hundred miles apart so I avoided most of the education she attempted to give me. My hair remained straight and straw-beige, my nails short and practical, and my eyebrows bushy sun protectors for my blue eyes.

hot air
over the chill lake
the castle mirage

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