Thursday, October 13, 2005

thump-ripe melon

"...i don't want too much a field across the road and a few good friends
she used to come & see me but she was always there & gone
even the very longest love does not last too long
she'd stand there in my doorway smoothing out her dress& say "this life is a thump-ripe melon--so sweet and such a mess"
Rexroth's Daughter by Greg Brown


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