Sunday, August 27, 2006

Random Acts of Poetry

Random Acts of Poetry

Dinner and a Show

A dowager sun of ocher
Shines against the windows,

As we exit
And quicken our feet.

We hear Hebrew on Broadway
Passing by a fruit stand.

An invisible chain in coils
Encircles a prostitute.

And it almost breaks us down,
This game of counting doors.

Words can satisfy
Or pierce like a hypo;

The amplified voices
Testifying for the moon

Like stentorian birds, complaining
Of a sky cindered with night,

While dirty men
Seek to eat.

Meat and pepper wait
Just beyond the light,

Behind those steamy,
unbreakable panes.

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