Barbara F. Lefcowitz
Barbara F. Lefcowitz Poems
- April Guest Summer has arrived too early, before I’ve even ...
- The Balloons In the auto repair shop’s waiting room a glut ...
- Paris, Late -for Grzegorz A brick wall, empty benches, ...
- Ramona Aunt Lorraine was singing Ramona, slightly off-key ...
- Black-Eyed Susans I need only admire the vivid yellows when ...
- Fountain It had only a slow and brackish flow. Every Italian...
- My Runaway Glasses I woke to discover that my glasses had ...
I've published nine poetry collections, listed below, and am now working on a New & Selected collection, which I hope to publish as an e-book. Tentative title is 'Combing the Rain.' Have also published fiction and essays, won writing fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Maryland Arts Council and individual journals. A native New Yorker,... more »
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Summer has arrived too early,
before I’ve even set the table.
It does not apologize. I offer it a drink,
a stack of magazines, but it’s in a
chatty mood, follows me to the kitchen
and warns about the perils of cutting
garlic and onions in full sunlight
tells me a joke about the slashed bagel
that rushed to the ER. I pretend
to laugh, suggest that summer
fold the napkins, count the spoons and forks
but it keeps talking, the noisiest time of the year
with all those raucous bar-be-cues and squealing kids,
acrobatics applauded by ...