Frank O'Hara

(27 March 1926 – 25 July 1966 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Today


Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
You really are beautiful! Pearls,
harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
the stuff they've always talked about

still makes a poem a surprise!
These things are with us every day
even on beachheads and biers. They
do have meaning. They're strong as rocks.

Submitted: Thursday, March 29, 2012

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