Self Portrait as Boy in Flight

Curtains close
curtains open:
the town wakes
with the sun and sleeps
with the moon
which is when a boy can really be
youth joy a bird broken out of an egg
and crow
crow crow the stars
pouring from his small mouth
  
for all the good
they’ll do him he can at least
plot a course and stick to
the town
a bit of Hollywood
dazzle the way the love
interest picks up her paper
in the morning
(that there is a paper)
seems false
the ink doesn’t transfer
she’s unmarked in every way
but his watching
is a longing sprouting
   and her disregard
   the most tender care
Tender Trapper
Rebecca Hazelton
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Tender Trapper

Rebecca Hazelton

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