November Verse 8: Haircut
They meant it nicely: ‘It’s so fluffy!’
‘Einstein!’ ‘Kramer!’ ‘Snow on top!’
Skype’s corner pic made me look scruffy.
Time at last to go the chop.
Up Enmore Road to Con the barber,
best haircut this side of the Harbour:
‘Good morning, sir. What’s it for you?’
‘Short.’ ‘Short on top?’ ‘Yes, number two.’
So clippers, scissors, cut-throat razor
go to work and soon I’m shorn –
ears, nostrils, eyebrows smooth as lawn.
My head’s now ordered but, rash gazer,
wipe your eye, this state won’t last
the summer out. Hair grows too fast.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Holding (Kathy Burke, from a novel by Graham Norton 2022) 23 May 2022An Irish policier with Conleth Hill as a village cop faced with a historical murder case. A couple of episodes in, it's quietly subverting conventional expectations.That is, it's getting harder to patronise the characters as one does in for example Midsomer Murders.
- Book of Mother (Kit Kelen 2022) 21 May 2022I'm doing some mother-themed reading just now, and this newly published collection seems wight on topic.
- Heat series 3 Number 1 (edited by Alexandra Christie 2022) 21 May 2022It's a joy to see Heat coma back to life, albeit in a much smaller, more modest form.
- Netflix:The Lincoln Lawyer (David E Kelly 2022, from the books by Michael Connolly) 18 May 2022The is good, solid, unpretentious cops-and-lawyers fun.
- The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell 2022) 15 May 2022This is wonderful. Leah Purcell, wrote it, directed it and is on screen for almost every minute of it. It's moved a long way from Henry Lawson's short story that inspired it, but includes a sweet homage to his mother Louisa Lawson.
- Holding (Kathy Burke, from a novel by Graham Norton 2022) 23 May 2022
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