Sunday, February 16, 2014

Second story walk-up

Magpie 207

Universal Studios Lot, Instagram by sessepien 
77th Street & Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights.
Second floor walk up;
One hundred twenty-five
First of the month:
Mrs. Valverde
        Widow-- just business.
Last twenty-five cents lost
        in corner milk machine;
no milk to cry over.
Ragu spaghetti sauce
     and shells,
Peanut butter and bread
     from nurses residence.
Charles & Linda
    more impressed with homeless
Than famous sky-scrapers.
New baby,
     2nd job;
Astoria General,
     Flatbush General.
Shoot pool for beer money.
  "Carpet Baggers" --
"Valley of the Dolls."
No Jets, No Sharks nor Officer
Just life on a shoe string
  in a second story walk-up.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Magpie 206; Shell game

Despite inept
To hide your Shell Game
Under my hat.

Disguised ingénue,
Blowing air kisses.
False allure:

Mon petit chou

Sunday, February 02, 2014

"Dance me to the end of Love"

Magpie 205
Dream, dream to dance
Dance, dance to dream
of love--
la petite mort,
Death, dream of death--
"'tis a consummation
devoutly to be wished."
So dream long;
Love as long as you can,
And play----
Play to the music;
The music of our mortal coil.
"Dance me to the end of Love.