Treasure Island

Frank Bidart


Poems of Frank Bidart

1. California Plush 1/13/2003
2. Dark Night 1/13/2003
3. For The Twentieth Century 1/13/2003
4. Guilty Of Dust 1/13/2003
5. Love Incarnate 1/13/2003
6. Overheard Through the Walls of the Invisible City 1/20/2003
7. Self-Portrait, 1969 1/13/2003
8. To The Dead 1/13/2003

Self-Portrait, 1969

He's still young--; thirty, but looks younger--
or does he?... In the eyes and cheeks, tonight,
turning in the mirror, he saw his mother,--
puffy; angry; bewildered... Many nights,
now, when he stares there, he gets angry:--
something unfulfilled there, something dead
to what he once thought he surely could be--
Now, just the glamour of habits...
Once, instead,

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