"It's about words, and words are all I have…"



She’s here again today  but do my eyes

deceive me?   A ratty dishabille now her

most prominent feature  I have time travelled


She must be 33


Hair a matted bob  not clean   Skin pasty white

Hasn’t purchased Chanel lipstick  since 2023

Worn camel coat   Her mother such  high hopes


Evil’s meanness no match for her 2nd husband’s

He kept 2 families  like many a French President   says she


I sit one table over   now 73


And while: Most poets dry up at 50 (Mark Strand)

I remain  somewhat moist & mostly  chipper


*(The Wild & The Innocent  January 15  2014)



Late Winter  2014


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