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Con Game

One day Peter and I Plotted a con game. I would lure a rich man somewhere With the promise of romance, but before anything could happen Peter would discover us and make a scene Until the unlucky target forked over … Continue reading

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To my Daughter

Let me say first about my daughter That she is beautiful and smart That she is compassionate and fair-minded Creative and forgiving Funny and loving. Let me say second That my judgment in this matter is not Influenced by our … Continue reading

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A Cough

You know I’ve been insouciant as anything Waiting out this virus Until I coughed Like I did last night Just as I was falling asleep A dry cough And I sat up in bed with my heart skittering The way … Continue reading

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Free Time

Now that I am not busy every day with Errands and shopping and working out at the gym Or driving miles and miles to important destinations Now that I am an isolate confined to walking close to home Picking up … Continue reading

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Chasing a Bargain

When I hear That something is the best deal ever So I must Snap it up before it’s gone for good When I hear that Some item is selling Below cost and that They are giving it away Practically. I … Continue reading

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Weather or Not

After tantalizing me with A robin It snowed eight inches last night, creating A winter wonderland Which I might have admired three months ago, even Buckled on my cross-country skis and Flung myself across the meadow working up heat. But … Continue reading

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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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