harold norse…………..6.14.09

ol’ harold died
six days ago
the pineapple express
was slow in bringing me
this news

ol’ harold died
R-O-S-E-N
anagramed into
N-O-R-S-E
to the family’s chagrin
someone told ol’ harold
it might look better
on the spine of
chapbooks
he believed them

in venice days
expatriate beat norse
left his red-bricked
paloma apartment
to stroll the venice boardwalk
his black wig askew
looking for love
hoping for friendship
at least
in a cruel town
filled with
homophobic
meat poets

i wish you well,
ol’ harold
now they’ll
buy your books
expounding on
your brilliance
while the collectors
grin in their greed

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About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i write...to release the gamut of emotion...to tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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