in retrospect

January 29, 2007

the light from the
stairwell, gilding
dark
curls and angled lashes
the playful contrast
[pale skin and shadows]
the smooth brow
of a child
on the
verge of adulthood.
his eyes so black
(aren’t they blue?)
hands cold
and safe.

there is soft
jazz on 88.9 FM
i will wear
suede gloves
and glide downtown
glancing back,
the view in my 
rearview mirror
must be, i think,
a glimpse of what’s below
or what’s between
or what’s above
or what’s anywhere, really,
when i’m feeling all right.

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