It was the most beautiful day. I was on the porch, giving daddy a hair cut, and we were watching the bunnies in the neighbor's yard. We cut daddy's hair every couple of weeks. He always liked the way it felt the first day. The clouds were puffy and full of rain that would fall somewhere out east. The grass was a day too long, but not long enough to care. We'd get it tomorrow, we agreed.
I ran the clippers up the back of his head, and felt it's shape. It still felt the same way it did when I met him back in junior high. It felt the same way it did on the night when he told me he loved me while we stood on the back steps at my folks' place. It felt the way it did when we had our first dance, and at the birth of our kids, and when we built our first home. He'd been my constant.
I finished up and swept the small hairs off his neck and from behind his ears. I kissed him on the crown of his head and told him he was done, the same way I'd done for years. He was the sweetest man I'd ever met, and I'm lucky to have spent my life with him.
Every couple of weeks, I sit on the porch, and dream of the day that I can run my hands along his head. But for now, maybe I'll mow the lawn.
Our headliner this week is Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Chapo Trap House)
Joining her is:
Michael Priest (FPIA Finalist)
Jon Mendoza (Moontower Comedy Festival)
Aly Dixon (Existing)
Hosted as always by Andrew Murphy!