Saturday, April 21, 2012

Take what's still given: in a room's rich shadow/ a woman's breasts swinging lightly as she bends.


Jen reconciles herself with mortality. Alexandra Battery, Jen, Sandy Bay. April 2012.

Miracle Ice Cream, Adrienne Rich

Miracle's truck comes down the little avenue,
Scott Joplin ragtime strewn behind it like pearls,
and, yes, you can feel happy
with one piece of your heart.

Take what's still given: in a room's rich shadow
a woman's breasts swinging lightly as she bends.
Early now the pearl of dusk dissolves.
Late, you sit weighing the evening news,
fast-food miracles, ghostly revolutions,
the rest of your heart.