Saturday, April 04, 2009


Photo/collage by S. Auberle
Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair
shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen...
~ from the musical "Hair"
The dark-haired woman
offers a pouch:
draw a rune, she says,
and meditate on its meaning
then you will unlock
the secret of life.
From the sack I pick a piece of wood
on it, three waves intertwine.
The woman looks at it, puzzled,
unable to interpret.
She searches the shop,
the dusty books and papers,
beneath a golden Buddha statue.
I continue dreaming
curious to know the answer
but the woman can't find it
so I sit on a cushion
and braid my hair, the locks
silken and heavy in my hands.
His coiled curls gleaming
Buddha smiles...
- mimi


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