Leslie Shiel | The Sun Magazine

Leslie Shiel

Leslie Shiel is a poet who teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

— From October 1997


Like the time I was in fourth grade and my hair / reached all the way down to my butt and my mother / said, “Let’s get a trim,” and my cousin Kathy cut / my hair all the way up to my chin, and when my / friend Carol laughed at my “cut” I said it was a / “trim” and she shut up.

October 1997
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