Allen Blue


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Mr. Allen Blue currently lives out of a book bag while traveling the country on a Greyhound. It's much less romantic than it sounds. He posts sporadically, because he has to find public access at libraries. He enjoys any and all criticisms. more »

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The Bowl Cut

I've always hated getting a haircut,
because, despite my protestations,
the only style that seems befitting
for a man with Asian hair
is unfortunately the bowl cut.

I explained to the stylist today
that I wasn't trying to be an extra
in a 70s Kung-Fu film,
so I didn't need the bowl cut.
She nodded without really listening
and gave it to me anyway.

It was as I watched my bangs
being trimmed on the edge of a ruler
that I realized a salon
isn't the place for a haircut;
it's just a pretense for vanity
and a moment to feel attractive ...

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