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The Braid

March 8, 2006

Why do you resist me?
the man asks. The woman braids
her hair.

He touches her shoulder,
the small of her back. It’s good
for you

to trust me, he says.
The woman frowns at her

Slowly she unweaves
the braid, lifts her hair,
begins again.

Written by SB of Watermark.

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  1. Ivy
    March 8, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    This poem packs a lot of intensity within such a small number of lines. Awesome. Thank you.

  2. MB
    March 8, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    I like the way
    the lines are braided
    three strands each

  3. March 8, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    Great poem! Shades of Penelope. So good to see you here, SB.

  4. SB
    March 8, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you, all. And thank you, Dave, for the push. Or the pull.

    Yes, perhaps it was a pull …

  5. LS
    March 8, 2006 at 11:03 pm

    Haunting poem, reminding me of hiding first from myself, then from my partner.

  6. March 9, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    This is gorgeous.

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  8. March 16, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    This poem hides as much as it reveals–and makes us embrace the mystery.

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    April 3, 2006 at 4:10 pm

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