christo andrus

Rookie (2/13/49 / new york city, ny)

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I am a father of 3, a builder, & a revolutionary; i enjoy tennis, volleyball, bocce and disc-golf. I have been writing verse for the last 48 years ;) . i have had the extraordinary good fortune, to have seen ginsberg, ferlinghetti, yevteshenko, voznesenski, and (recently) maya angelou LIVE! . i honestly believe that our best hope, and only defense (for our obscene immaturity and disgusting waste ... more »

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Casablanca

CASABLANCA

a cracked and yellowing copy of Casablanca
runs, sometimes, in a little theater
just behind my heart (around the corner
from the moment we met): Rick sits
embedded in quicksand, elbows holding
the table down, pouring endless whiskey in
to douse the smoldering pile of memories'
ashes on the floor of his stomach.

piano keys are tinkling, constantly
just out of earshot; Sam, slumped
over the keyboard, elbows-to-keys,
palm-to-cheek, unshackled, supporting
the weight of Rick's slack jaw
and faraway ...

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