Thursday, May 30, 2013

newton's third, or c.p. cavafy

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

Impressive still.

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.

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