E-mail the author or send us feedback.

Blast @ is an online magazine presented by Exploding Can Productions, a digital media and Internet company.

Copyright © 1995-1998 Exploding Can Productions. All Rights Reserved. No part of this Web site may be used without permission.

To report any problems or if you have any questions, please write to or For advertising, please contact

home | about blast | who we are | editors' note | feedback | sitemap | press | user feedback | links

Shaved Head And Great Legs

By Lawrence Miles

No Kundera
No Hamsun
No Bukowski
No Fante
So I go with Kerouac

And while waiting to checkout
There she is
Her back to me
Looking at the new arrivals
I hardly notice her neatly shaved head
Because my eyes had moved past
The dirty denim jacket
To the blue polka-dot skirt clinging to
The best pair of legs I've seen all day
She knew it
I knew it
The whole damn library knew it

I am straining to look at her as she
Maneuvers around the shelf
Nobody says anything because it's a library

I am checked out
She is gone
I have The Dharma Bums
Dedicated to her.

-- Lawrence Miles