Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008: On the Street…Da Hair, Moscow

In college French, I remember a boy with a coal-black Mohawk
Like giant eyelashes combed thick with mascara

He told me that getting into cars was tricky, and involved
Leaning his head against his own shoulder, like a shy parrot

Sleeping proved equally difficult—he kept his head perfectly
Still, cheek to pillow, like a profile imprinted on a coin

His pale face and dark hair like an unblinking eye in the dark,
The stiff and straight lashes indicating shock or surprise

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