Roman Park, Noon

A weekly poem, read by the author.
April 15 1999 3:30 AM

Roman Park, Noon

(Continued from Page 1)

A babysitter is asleep,
angled in a corner of the sharp

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iron bench. The baby is quiet,
asleep in the direct sunlight.

How shall we find our way in-
to this moment which stands between

us and a remembered future?
It is speaking, the water,

telling over each detail
with a retreating chuckle of gravel.

Loneliness is not appeased,
but the water is speaking, at least.

We will follow the glance of the water.

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