October 8

A stranger bows before her
legs with some declaration
she doesn’t hear. Headphones
plugging her into
the third Rolling

Stones song
in a row. Exactly 23
years since that fire
left her homeless
in New Haven. Exactly two

more months
till 50

becomes her new
home. Will it be
the last
compliment for her
she doesn’t hear?

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One thought on “October 8

  1. Is this referring to you? I know you said you have a Dec bday and that you’ll be 50 .… but a fire that left you homeless? That must have been terrible. Hope you weren’t hurt (she asks 23 years later). When is your trip with Wendy & Gail? Have a great time and happy 50th to you all!

    ~ Jori

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