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! Woman On The Underground

Rating: 1.9

Nondescript – her clothes say nothing
except perhaps, ‘neatish’; hair – just there..
certainly quiet; not hiding behind a book
or newspaper; nice eyes, though;
she’s nearly your age; maybe more…
and yet – surely, you’ve seen that face
somewhere before?

What an incredible memory we have
for faces – like, the managing director

of some store firm which you’ve never used,
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Declan McHenry 01 January 2007

Michael, another absolutely sublime piece. You keep showing us (comparative) youngsters how it's done. Cheers!

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Francesca Johnson 01 January 2007

Michael, you've described here what so many of us have actually experienced. This feeling of wanting to acknowledge someone but not knowing quite how to do it. And the memory loss. 'What was her name? ' 'What films was she in? ' This also happens when we meet someone we THINK we know. But where from? I really enjoyed this piece, Michael. It's so true-life. Love, Fran xxx

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