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Barber Shop Jig
by Larry Rochelle

Friday, February 25, 2005
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Barber Shop Jig

wood burned by sun
scoured by lightning
found in a field
after the fire, Jacob reigns now
propped outside the liquor store
needing to be lacquered but
resisting a polish, the great Indianís
head smiles, a gentle moment,
but customers rub his nose
until he dances,
the perpendicular
flouted by passion
for the dance,
his bear skin
flopping with each jump.

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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/26/2005
I probably honestly don't quite get this, but it matters not because the gaiety and spriteliness of the images are living and speak for themselves. Given one of a hundred different titles, you could be creating here quite a number of different scenes and scenarios - like sets on a stage: all intriguing and compelling, as is this particular "dance"! Love the compression in this, actually making the words "jump". TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/26/2005
Such vivid imagery you painted here...thanks for sharing!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/25/2005
visions of the old fashioned barber shop with indian in front, saw one in an old movie on tv the other day. Always wondered what the meaning was;-) Good one Larry!

eileen
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/25/2005
This is very interesting Larry and reminds of the song Okacalija probably misspelled but the song Poor Okacalija he never had a kissed. Poor O he don't what he missed.
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