i asked my wall the other day

how it felt about the 4th of july

-and florida

-and flowers from the side of the road

 

it looked back at me

and then at the painting across the room

and grinned

 

it must have known what i was talking about

because it told me

that sometimes the moon turns red

-and pennies do fall from the sky

 

then it showed me a picture

of an angry young man

who was crying out for a lost youth

-and a young girl

who was holding on to him with one arm

while she desperately tried to keep on dancing

 

and then, of course

i knew exactly what he was talking about

-so i smiled

-and i kept on dancing

 

(1988)

 

 

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