"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday, June 20, 2021

A Poem --

Last Year on the #8 Bus

Never to be seen
again the woman berates
the stolid driver. 

The boneset veneer
of resigned solicitude
is showing its seams:

her anathemas
meanwhile begin new eras --
two entirely new

ones, but short-lived, tired,
much-tried,  yellow divider 
lines for throstle beaks,

like the two now left
half-open in the asphalt
behind the stopped bus.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

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