newton’s third , or c.p. cavafy
I marked the place with scissors
Because that’s all I had then….all that was conveniently at my fingertips
Daintlily reading titles, so different from one another….
From The Next Table to Herodes Atticus
From barely trying to trying somehow too hard
Such a pretty book in blues and browns…blue dotted binding made me laugh
I read the preface.
And I discovered my poet brother: tormented and secretive, classically erotic…
Was also gay.
Then I replaced my scissors.