I Fall in Love with a Photo of e.e. cummings in a New Yorker Magazine While in the Waiting Room of an Opthamologist’s Office

I Fall in Love with a Photo of e.e. cummings in a New Yorker Magazine While in the Waiting Room of an Opthamologist’s Office

it's black and white

he's looking intently

away from the camera at

a parade of lower case 'i’s

a hyphened world

linear time and rhyme

disappear in a desert

of white stallions

my eyesballoon

at handsome

i need to nestle in his 

supra sternal notch

feel his swallows

as they gather

on telephone wires

stretched

from limb

to beautiful

limb.

 

Margaret Roncone