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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 3, September 2012

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Cynthia Rowe
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia


Pea Straw . . . or Lucerne

This new hairbrush you gave me? I prefer the maternal hand-me-down whose bristles are natural, from pig fed with lucerne—or is it pea straw?—not factory confected on a soulless assembly line. My brush’s handle is grooved—or should I say groovy?—rotating with one wrist flick, dancing to a dryer’s tune, wreathed by mystery of shapes, dedicated to taming, subservient to locks coaxed into a manageable bob.

hog bristle
despite all my efforts
a bad hair day

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