Buon compleanno

Posted on May 14, 2010

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For Raffael DeGruttola, poet and artist, on his 75th birthday (b. May 15, 1935). May we all live so long and well.

Good, Never Done

for Raffael

One waltz down Broadway deserves a truck cascading down Fifth, turning where it’s both least and most expected.

The birds tell the driver they’d have it no other way, they’d not have it half-done, that they’d rather be hanging on the wires, listening to the scrolling of live conversations and wondering how to paint the words without painting them.

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