30

He is young.
He could be younger.
His hands shake.
Even propped on the bar.

His nights:
he stands so ready:
his face: a mark:
the close of claws.
And passed:
after a pause.


2 Responses

  1. Rhoda Galgiani Says:

    Intense, giving the reader something to think upon, bringing one – wanting to read your words again. Nice work!

  2. betsy peacock Says:

    where ARE you? and who is john ashbery? do hope you're fine, fine, fine…….love, bp

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