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The History of Spanish Milliners
bluewaterz

The History of Spanish Milliners
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There is a photo in my host
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mom’s bedroom of women
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sitting cross legged in
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the Guadelest hills. With
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the precision of dressing
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wounds, they twist strings
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from fields of sun
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soaked straw. They alone
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expose the mystery
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of hats. In the dusty
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milieu is this house shaved
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from a mountain.
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It is the only family
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trinket beyond which
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the dead are buried
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and marked by weeds.
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When our tongues
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are stained by the pink
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Spanish saffron flower,
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I ask her what was used
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to remedy noise-
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less mornings. Only color,
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and the ghosts that find
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it hard to be human again.
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