Thursday, June 19, 2014

I Never Had a Grandmother

Poems are like grandmothers:
they slip from any easy role:
they haven’t much to do
with daily living.

Though I don’t know
what grandmothers
or poems are:
I never really had one.

They say that what we get
when we connect
is ineluctably
the truth.

But every time a poem
or a grandma takes me
to the carnival
I end up in an empty booth.


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