Barbara F. Lefcowitz

Rookie (New York City)

Barbara F. Lefcowitz Poems

1. The Balloons 10/4/2009
2. Melancholy Baby 10/4/2009
3. The Event 10/4/2009
4. Silver Linings 10/4/2009
5. Jukebox 10/5/2009
6. Night Music 10/5/2009
7. Green Rock 10/5/2009
8. Embankment 10/5/2009
9. Singing Partners 10/5/2009
10. Cloud City 10/5/2009
11. Custodian Of Wild Moments 10/5/2009
12. Volvic Bottle 10/5/2009
13. Rejkyavik Sunset 10/2/2009
14. Beads Of Fire 10/2/2009
15. My Runaway Glasses 10/3/2009
16. Fountain 10/3/2009
17. Black-Eyed Susans 10/4/2009
18. Ramona 10/4/2009
19. Paris, Late 10/4/2009
20. April Guest 10/4/2009

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April Guest

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 ...

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It had only a slow and brackish flow.
Every Italian town has at least two or three,
so my failure to recall the fountain
outside the Clio Hotel in Puglia
means nothing beyond a few lazy
possibly dormant memory cells.
But where are my old friends
and why does nobody now here remember me?
Wait. Isn’t that man at the desk vaguely familiar

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