Crusts

31 10 2009

Mum used to say ‘Eat your crusts, they’ll make your hair curl.’  As I didn’t want curly hair, I’d carefully nibble away at each sandwich and hide the crusts under the rim of my plate… so when I’d left the table, mum would lift my plate and find a little ring of the offending articles.  Despite my efforts I still went curly, seemingly overnight.  Although I tend to blame this on having my hair trimmed once with the bacon scissors.

 

Crusts

When I was small

the ground was nearer

people tall

my eyesight clearer.

Happy in my simple world

I ate my crusts

and my hair curled.

 

1995

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