Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fourth June Poem 2012

The Old Woman and the Desert #8

I’m on the bowl and
Miss Vicki and Shirley are at my door
Elizabeth died Friday
and we want you to sign her card
You didn’t know?
Friday night they found her body
But we don’t know when she died
You didn’t know
Her son had been missing her
so he came by to check in on her
and found her body
You mean Bette?
Yes You didn’t know
Miss Vicki’s voice quavers
(she was close to Bette
but even in sorrow she and Shirley
let themselves in to snoop
much to my embarrassment
because my home is a mess)
And Gail next door is moving out
You didn’t know
And Dorothy
I say better moving out than passing on
And pick up my broom
“A body in motion stays in motion”

--Richard Velez

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