The Sixties Are Over, Sara
by Sara Clancy

my neighbor, the hair stylist
teased, with a flick at the strand
tucked in the hip pocket of my Levis.

You’re, what, 40 now? Long is not
a good look. A little layering and highlights,
maybe fringe. We’ll take off ten years.

In her home salon we laughed that now
I looked like Laura Bush, The Doors blasting
“Break on Through” from her son’s room.

PHOTO: The author before the haircut.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sara Clancy is a Philadelphia transplant to the Desert Southwest. She is an Associate Editor for Poetry at Kentucky Review and, among other places, her poems have appeared in The Linnet’s WingsThe Avatar Review, Crab Creek Review, The Madison Review, The Smoking Poet, RE-VERSE, Verse Wisconsin, Main Street Rag, Antiphon, Turtle Island Quarterly, Antiphon and Houseboat, where she was a featured poet. Twenty years ago she had very long hair.

PHOTO: The author after the haircut.