Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yet Another Poem in the Ongoing Series about the Fall of 2005

November 22, 2005
Been taking the bus home

since I developed a mysterious pain
in the heel and arch of my right foot
about a week ago

(never felt anything just like it before
but know from his description
that it must be nearly the same thing
which afflicted Bill in Paris
causing us to stop for lots of extra coffees
and little tiny glasses of pale red wine
And that part wasn’t such a bad thing)

and there was a thing
I saw from the window of the moving bus last Friday afternoon
and forgot until yesterday morning when I walked back by it
and then again this morning

a new display in the window of
the only one of the Sutter Street clothing boutiques
that’s remotely chic and not corny

a shiny green blouse-skirt outfit
and an enormous arrangement of dark red full-blown roses

an unlooked-for way
to present the requisite red and green

image source is here

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