johnny case Poems
The huge corsage of mums
Was a cruel joke
The senior boys pinned on
Glori who nevertheless
Wore it with pride
On her graduation death-gown
(from Quintet for a Murdered Outcast)
Once again solace will host the county fair.
I arrive to find my mother and father are there.
It is evening. The lights anticipate
The darkness yet to come.
We are a family of four among
The crowd 'LADIES AND GENTLEMEN LET
ME HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE'
While neither, I let my eyes target
The source of the amplified voice. at the instant