James Reiss Poems
|4.||People In Sunlight||4/2/2012|
|5.||The Blue Snow||4/2/2012|
|8.||My Daughters In New York||5/9/2012|
|9.||¿habla Usted Español?||4/2/2012|
|10.||How Now Brown Cow||5/9/2012|
Comments about James Reiss
How Now Brown Cow
was what we said back in New Jersey
when it was cool to like Ike and skip school
though truthfully brown Jersey cows
were outnumbered by black-and-white Holsteins
north of Teaneck when whole milk said moo
to rickety slogans that skinny was chic.
Nah, the Garden State never kowtowed
to low fat before Twiggy got famous
& Secaucus's pig farms shut down so factory
outlets could oink where hogs used to stink.
Strip malls built on landfill had not yet replaced
the acres of undrained salt flats
that sprouted with cattails like wow. ...