Mary Jo Salter

(1954 / Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Mary Jo Salter Poems

1. Advent 5/7/2016
2. Discovery 5/7/2016
3. Home Movies: A Sort of Ode 5/7/2016
4. John Lennon 5/7/2016
5. Somebody Else's Baby 5/7/2016
6. Two Pigeons 5/7/2016
7. The Buttonhook 5/16/2015
8. Video Blues 6/12/2015
Best Poem of Mary Jo Salter

Video Blues

My husband has a crush on Myrna Loy,
and likes to rent her movies, for a treat.
It makes some evenings harder to enjoy.

The list of actresses who might employ
him as their slave is too long to repeat.
(My husband has a crush on Myrna Loy,

Carole Lombard, Paulette Goddard, coy
Jean Arthur with that voice as dry as wheat ...)
It makes some evenings harder to enjoy.

Does he confess all this just to annoy
a loyal spouse? I know I can't compete.
My husband has a crush on Myrna Loy.

And can't a woman have her dreamboats? Boy,
I wouldn't say my ...

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