Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our oldest client is in his early seventies.
Alcoholics die a good deal younger usually.
So this man pesters me to give him a haircut.
I like cutting hair, but really have no idea how to do it,
except by imitating the 200 haircuts I've had for my own hair.
I warned him of this, but he wanted me to go ahead anyway.
His hair was thin, white, but very full.
The comb was too big and the scissors way too blunt,
so I did not take much off and the thin hair stood up so well
you could not see the patchiness of my cut.
What I wanted to note
was that every time I passed the comb through his hair
it would move in response.
I guess his scalp was twitching.

Not him

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