Thursday, March 10, 2011

poem of the day 03.10.11

great conversations like these

he tries talking to me
about shakespeare

i tell him it’s my wife
who likes shakespeare

tries with polar exploration

shackleton, amundsen, scott

all those cats

i tell him they’re my wife’s bag too

tries with baseball, hockey,
football, the budget,
our socialist president, islamic extremists,
the tea party, israel, the job

npr funding, work schedules,
tries shakespeare again, kit marlowe,

classical music, jazz, rock and roll


until he’s blue in the face
and out of topics

then we sit there in near silence

just his radio playing faintly

having, in my opinion,
one of the best conversations
that we’ve ever had.

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