‘We Prayed for a Man Without a Beard’ by Judy Brown

We Prayed for a Man Without a Beard ‘My Tooth broke today. They will soon be gone. Let that pass I shall be beloved—I want no more’ (Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal, Monday 31st June 1802) As the hygienist scrimshaws round my gum I stretch my small mouth wide as horror. She learned on a metal skull with white teeth painted with a black stain to … Continue reading ‘We Prayed for a Man Without a Beard’ by Judy Brown