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Sunday, September 7, 2014


The absence was arresting, confronting, obscene. The anima had flown, the ka was roosting in whatever place it calls home. A diminished dressing gown crumpled on the bathroom floor mocked a child’s memory.

Here he taught me to shave. Aware – as always! – of the gravity of the occasion and heavy with responsibility, he guided my first scrapes and razor cuts. Before that, long before, the first shadow memories of a godlike man as he lathered the shaving cream and gave to me my first beard.

Kissing farewell I felt his stubble prickle my lips.

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