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beard

April 3, 2015

he is poised in front of the appliance section
arms crossed at the wrist
in a suit that belongs to someone else
clean face of ivory skin

a simple nod
lets him know
that I’m not buying
but he wants something
that can’t be sold

on my shoulder a moment later
“Sir, excuse me
I love the beard
wish I could grow one”

Thanking him, I somehow resist the urge
to smile and say,
“I wish you could too, son”

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