Monthly Archives: August 2007

Poems of Dead-end Affection

1. She is subject to terms of cheap emotion: she goes weepy on deaths of familiar, long-ago friends— & even minor enemies— because there’s so much in life to despair over & also, at all costs, much to celebrate. Yes, … Continue reading

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Mrs. E & Other Sentiments

Mrs. E & Other Sentiments 1. Mrs. E (for Mila Laurel & Babeth Lolarga) Always, she had small gifts for her class— candies, books— as she ended the day’s work in her faculty room. She would lend him some authors, … Continue reading

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