Speaking in Verse

Jane Street July 21, 2014

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It is almost noon

but today’s Times remains

as we approach your old stoop

 

They have prettied up the place

you say

 

Even planted flowers

 

We didn’t have flowers

 

(They are orange–

did you notice?)

 

The air conditioner is new, too

Mine was a piece of crap

 

Third window up

you point

 

The floor was sloped

and I had mice

but I loved this neighborhood

 

Later

Sharing guacamole and chips

at your favorite Mexican restaurant on the corner

you snap a picture of my hands

 

Peering over the camera

you break into a smile

 

The best part of this day?

You say

 

is having you

here

with me.

 

 

Twist of Fate February 8, 2010

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The twist of fate
is sometimes cruel
to the tender-hearted orphan

who opens her heart
one last time

…only to find the ruins
of some
enchanted memory.