Next Time I Brush My Hair

Deborah Barchi
Jul 28, 2020 · 1 min read
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Next time I brush my hair,
wrapping the strands around my fingers,

I will walk to the backyard apple tree
and drape among its battered branches

threads of silver, soft yet strong
much-sought for by robins and wrens;

a perfect carpet, safe and warm
for the bellies of naked nestlings.

Crow’s Feet

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

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Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

Crow’s Feet

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays, occasional poems and short fiction that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

Deborah Barchi

Written by

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

Crow’s Feet

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays, occasional poems and short fiction that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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