It is absurd, I am afraid you do not love me. You have taken me to Paris , the delightful Autumn all about us and I am afraid you do not love me. Paris is Autumnal the chestnuts falling easily, Le Jardin coats our shoes with white dust, you have taken me to Paris . The Metro is familiar, the smell remains unchanged, we board a train, our
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sadi ranson-polizzotti, 2007
I remember meeting, the stolen afternoons when we,
when you, when I, told our spouses some story or other
some effort to get out of the house – stories about ‘space’
Oh Shit, You would defend the moon: my arch rival.
Oh how she wishes! In my shine she is eclipsed as sometimes
I may be too, yet never am I cancelled out. Always I return,
All day you have me walking,
visiting old ghosts, old haunts,
mine, yours. They inhabit the Isle de la Cité.
Isle St. Louis . Mine have some meaning, but it is
The milk is back. As in Paris,
I am filling again with something
that must be sweet, good.
I find it as I drive, the highway
blurring, the speedometer
pricking ninety-five, the
wetness there. This time, you are
gone. I cannot speak or write
I went to Paris to find a thing I thought lost. Lost I was, I did not know my way around Paris, so I sought a thing, a map of the metro that would help me find my bearings. Bearings abound I saw my way around and took to the Metro of Paris. The Metro was fast and I learned it at last and Paris was less of a mystery. The mystery would be where to find a cup of tea, had a spell cast on me and I rode the metro to find my bearings. I sought out my bearings I sought out the tea and rode the whizzing metro to luxemborg.