Apricity Press Issue 2 March 2017 - Page 51


When I meet someone whose name doesn’t rhyme with anything

I feel elated as one might traveling first class on a cruise ship

Not a modern one, which I understand are both gross and awful

but an old one, the Cunard line, with Barbara Stanwyck on it

how nice and mysterious it is to be aboard

in such grand company with all the ocean and stuff

even though it’s just a movie

it is a wonderful idea no matter

what one of those wonderful ideas

that don’t rhyme with anything

and you can’t recall very well

once you come home

and feed the dachshund

and eat a chicken pot pie

and sit by the window

and wait