EXPANSIVE POETRY ONLINE
A Journal of Contemporary Arts 

 

 

POEM

by

Carolyn Raphael

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Before You Leave

 

Before you leave for baseball, soccer, girls—

may I interest you in armor at the Met?

(May I run fingers through your wayward curls

before you leave for baseball, soccer, girls?)

 

And how about Rossini, whose Barber whirls

as fast as hockey players near the net?

Before you leave for baseball, soccer, girls—

may I interest you in armor at the Met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

Originally appeared in First Literary Review: East, and in the collection Grandma Poems--Not Too Sweet

-- by author's permission

 

            

 

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