augury doggerel

Monday, June 24, 2002


A woman who may as well be Iris Murdoch has gray hair grown out and wears a brown sleeveless vest over a brown sweater, blue slacks, and brown house slippers open at the back. Every day she patrols the sidewalk, corner to corner and back and away again, scowling, self-consumed.

Remembering the name Iris Murdoch just now was two steps further off than it should have been. And what was it she wrote?


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