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A Soft Breeze by Peter Wiesen
published in Volume 7, Issue 1 on April 24th, 2000

A soft breeze
gently misguides a 
long, straight hair 
to dangle in front of her eyes. 
Her subconscious mouth 
blows back the strand. 
It falls again 
to be set in order 
by her soft fingertips.

A sudden whiff
wraps 
a clump of hair 
around her face 
revealing dark roots 
under hair attacked blonde. 
Her hand quickly acts, 
hiding her shame, 
restoring the hair to fair.

A gust rages: 
disheveling, 
tangling, 
snarling, 
suspending hair 
and letting it fall
limp and out of place. 
She runs 
annoyed fingers 
through her hair:
combing, 
hitting snarls, 
mumbling curses.

Gusts retort, 
attacking 
the muddled head 
of black and blonde. 
Attempting 
to subdue her hair, 
it wraps around 
her fingers, 
caught in glimmering rings, 
hopelessly bound.

Struggling for release, 
she walks away,
teary-eyed, 
to an unexpected 
haircut.

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