Michael Sharkey Poems
|8.||Imaginary Countries: The Real World||5/28/2013|
|9.||Look, he said||6/22/2017|
|10.||Rhapsody In A Chinese Graveyard||6/22/2017|
|12.||The Good Life When It Happens||5/28/2013|
|13.||The Paradise Flick||5/28/2013|
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Imaginary Countries: The Real World
In the real world
lovers part at morning with a kiss
and look back longingly
before they pass from sight.
They go insouciant to work
and smile at times;
their life's Vivaldi.
Others bring what poetry they can into a life
by counting days
until employment comes again.
They look at cherries in the fruit store and imagine
biting in. They look so good.
Children break from singing in the drill hall,
burst outside to toss their frisbees in the park.
A boy plays Satie on the piano;
two Americans embrace
as traffic whispers up the ...