Gill McEvoy is surviving

Surviving

 

 

You should get your hair cut, mother,

it doesn’t suit your face like that.

 

They’re right, I know,

 

but I have seen my
skull

riding on my neck

 

bold and bald as a
moon.

 

When the first faint
fleece grew back

I threw away the hats

 

and let it grow.

 

Daughters, I do not
need it cut

to know how hair can
fall.




* Gill McEvoy has two pamphlets to her name: Uncertain Days (2006) and A Sampler (2008) both from HappenStance Press. And her first full collection The Plucking Shed (2010) is available now from Cinnamon Press.


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