Friday, December 15, 2006

Pizza Express


I was waiting for my wife
in this empty restaurant
intensely reading.

The erotic book was “Written on the Body” by Jeanette Winterson,
and I’d identified with the narrator-

“Louise let me sail in you over these spirited waves.
I have the hope of a saint in a coracle”

My wife had surprised me
when she said the narrator was a woman.
I couldn’t believe it.

Looking for clues I finish the book.
There is no evidence,
either way,
the waiter smiles.

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