Elaborate Weaving and Macramé

103/ In another aspect of reality he styled women’s hair at a small salon downtown, creating elaborate weaving and macramé knots of his clients’ color braids and threadlike strands, curls of Gordian knots, all of them wild flowers, marsh blossoms, stray weeds off secret paths in the woods— all of them as feral kittens leaning close to his attentive fingers, his wandering hands among their ringlets and cowlicks and layered folds of hair pinned back for bleach or ammonia, dye or neon paints. His comb shifting through their expectations and desires. Slipping into his arms. Waiting for his ever-ready scissors.


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