poems and poems-in-progress

Friday, October 5, 2012

from "Glamourous Life"


Two Franks


Broads,
Birds

Booze,
Stigmata

Fedora on a tilt,
Zucchetto.

Trench coat in the rain,
belt of rope

Francis Albert,
Giovanni

Rat Pack,
Lepers

Rapt bobbysoxers,
Forest dwellers converted.

Old Blue Eyes,
Old brown cowl

My Way
The Way.

Witchcraft,
Grace

The Mob,
The Church

Friars Club,
Friars Minor.

Voice like an angel,
true saint.

Rags to riches,
Riches to rags.

Hoboken,
Assisi

Italian,
Italian




A version of this poem appeared in Hanging Loose 78