Treasure Island

Lawrence Ferlinghetti


The Pennycandystore Beyond The El


The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where i first
fell in love
with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
the licorice sticks
and tootsie rolls
and Oh Boy Gum

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
and they cried
Too soon! too soon!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Mimi Brown (8/6/2009 2:10:00 PM)

    You can smell the autumnal air in this poem. I love the way he describes the little girl.
    A moment captured. (Report) Reply

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