Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coming Up in the World

Until I was ten years old we lived in a stiff dark apartment Furnished with horsehair-stuffed mohair-covered settees It was in the Bronx, on a mean street Next to the El on Webster Avenue. The train roared and clattered past … Continue reading

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A Visit to an Invalid

I remember Visiting my mother’s friend Marion Who lived in a small apartment in the Bronx With her husband Hyman. He worked in the post office. They had a little girl, Helen. Helen had to stay in bed all day … Continue reading

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My Poetry

You may have noticed That my poetry is all about Me I am ashamed to say that every poem I write Concerns my past or my Present or discusses my Deep thoughts about some esoteric subject. Well, sometimes I do … Continue reading

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Fantasy

I am the masked villain Skulking around corners Sneaking into dark alleyways With malice in my heart Kicking innocent pigeons out of my path As I thread my way across Courtyards Their fluttery cries like dissonant music To my ears. … Continue reading

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I’ve Set My Alarm

for the end Of this crisis Someday o’clock. In the meantime I’m going to sleep through the worst of it. After all I did nothing to warrant this mess This pandemic I was living my best life Maybe not actually … Continue reading

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Home Bound

I am home bound Tied and tethered Walking a new path Solitary pleasures on each side of me Solitary music Or no sound at all Home bound after many travels When I wandered here and there Only now Alone with … Continue reading

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Dreams

Nothing is more boring than Other people’s dreams My own are dreary enough But at least they’re familiar And I probably won’t remember them anyway In an hour But when some person narrates a plotless nightmare Interminably While I listen … Continue reading

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Shopping

Okay, so I went to the store Wearing a hospital grade Mask and Rubber gloves I arrived early to avoid crowds But so did everyone else One old lady stood right next to me I wanted to scream at her … Continue reading

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Bird Poems for Simone

Robin Robin Red-Breast comes back in the Spring Eating bugs and worms and everything That wiggles or hops Robin is tops! Cardinal The cardinal has a pointy head And he is red He perches in the tree So high I … Continue reading

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Resiliency

Something I admired about my father As he got old and started to lose his Moxie little by little He always began by denying he had Any problem But when it became Undeniable He shrugged and made appropriate Adjustments And … Continue reading

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