Jonathan Galassi

(1946 / Seattle, Washington)

Poems of Jonathan Galassi

1. Flow 1/11/2012
2. Girlhood 1/11/2012
3. Lunch Poem For F.S. 1/11/2012
4. May 1/11/2012
5. Middle-aged 1/11/2012
6. Montale’s Grave 1/11/2012
7. North of Childhood 1/11/2012
8. Saving Minutes 1/11/2012
9. Thread 1/11/2012
10. Tinsel Tinsel 1/11/2012
11. Turning Forty 1/11/2012
12. Young 1/11/2012

Lunch Poem For F.S.

The dirty sunlight in the clerestory
windows of our faux-Parisian lair
lends a streaky, half-forgiving glow
to yet another summit with no purpose:
duck and iron Pinot Noir and double
decaf espresso, sheer necessities
for urban inmates who still keep the faith
with a wan cerise velvet banquette
and eye-level mirror lit with faces

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