She mentioned ‘worthless’ & he took it in,
Degraded Henry, at the ebb of loveâ€”
O at the end of loveâ€”
In undershorts, with visitors, whereof
We can say their childlessness is ending. Love
Finally took over,
After their two adopted: she has a month to go
And Henry has (perhaps) many months to go
Until another Spring
Wakens another Henry, with far to go;
Far to go, pal.
My pussy-willow ceased. The tiger-lily dreamed.
All we dream, uncertain, in Syracuse & here
& there: dread we our loves, whereas the National Geographic
Is on its way somewhere.
We’re not. We’re on our way to the little fair
And the cops & the flicks & the single flick
Who’ll solve our intolerable problem.