I hacked off my
it took a while.
The next day we
went to the restaurant in the hotel.
None of the
waitresses recognized me and wondered who was sitting with my wife.
Then one of the
waiters recognized me and came over.
happened to the beard?" he said.
"Oh, no, I am
the lover; the husband had to go home, but don't tell anybody."
He laughed as he
cleared away a few plates.
Carver is an old man that
occasionally manages to knock out a good poem, or two.