Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Army Ranger's Wife [March 24th | 78/365]

the old Parisian dame
in her trompe l'oeil
sweater has trouble explaining
her loss to Americans

she's spent sixty years
in Rhode Island suburbs
and she still stumbles
wearing a foreign tongue

her husband who's radiantly
powerful in old photographs
retreats upstairs dragging his
feet when company calls

the front gate is
grown over with moss
her dogs make sorrowful
noises when it's opened

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