she found a strand of hair on his jacket.
strawberry blond and very long.
he said it was his mother who came to visit,
from the old folks' home.
jet black, smelling of lavender.
he said it was the insurance agent Amanda,
who suffered from asthma.
on their bed she found another strand of hair.
sort of like...chestnut brown.
"who was here?" she asked,
"go to sleep!" he frowned.
their floor is so clean it squeaks like a mouse.
yet she found a strand of hair in the bathtub.
short, coarse, and golden brown.
she broke down and cried and cried and cried and cried.
"that's our dog Fifi, you crazy lady!"