Patching the roof
After all, after all, after all these years
I'm on a doomed strut through the
Harlem Nocturne of you,
a you I used to think I knew but now I know
for sure I'll never penetrate the avalanche of
your smile, your pout, your universe.
I'm always patching the roof
after the bitter water leaks in.
R. Bremner, a former cab driver, truck unloader, computer programmer, and vice-president at Citibank, lives in Glen Ridge, NJ, USA, with his beautiful sociologist wife, their brilliant son, and their excitable puppy Ariel. He's a regular contributor to poetsonline.org , and has appeared in International Poetry Review, the Journal of Formal Poetry, the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Anthology, Paterson Literary Review, and ten eBooks, available at Amazon, BN, Lulu, and Smashwords. He reads at lots of venues regularly, and is often mistaken for the mythical Jersey Devil. He has traveled extensively, especially to Sri Lanka, the birthplace of his wife. He likes you to visit him at http://www.pw.org/content/r_bremner.