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MARY

MARY MARY  WHERE YOU GOING TO?

Mary died today  Tyler Moore   Remember her

throwing her pink hat into the air?  Did she turn

the world on with her smile?   Far too wholesome

+toothsome  even for then   You wanted to see her

a little messed up  neat skirt askew  after a few  too many

 

It was 1977  but felt more Laura Petrie repressed  than the

vanguard of Women’s Lib.   She seemed virginal in those

Audrey-esque suits  with small pointy breasts   Perhaps even

an Electra complex simmering underneath  for Ed    Gruff

father figure  sleeves rolled up   Perhaps even a seduction on

his desk?

 

Mary’s own father died of cancer in 92  after an unsuccessful

suicide attempt assisted by Mary   Her only child Richard died

when a gun went off in his hands  at 24   There were stints too at

the Betty Ford   Real life savaged the ingenue   Dark eyed + lush

lipped   Demons flattened themselves against lithe frame   Ed now

plays a psychoanalyst on TV    Doesn’t look like Ed  anymore

 

When our TV stars start dying  we lose the demi-gods whose

visitations in our living rooms  where our parents rested middle

aged bodies  were the glory days    When we really had it made –

 

Your choice   you can cling to your past  or to your future

__

 

*(creepy orange DJT  signed an executive order to have Mary

buried in the White House rose garden) 

 

 

 

 

Winter  2017    RIP Mary Tyler Moore  1936-2017

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One thought on “MARY

  1. Illinois Atkins on said:

    Is there any room for Mary in the Rose Garden? Trump’s already buried the truth, decency and tolerance there.

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