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The poet in old age

Louis Dudek
From:   From Continuation II. Montreal: Vehicle Press, 1990.


The poet in old age
            between Orpheus and Morpheus,
cut off from the media,

thinks that Jaws
             is a movie about dentists.

Remember sex
as something he missed
                            in youth.

Find serenity of old age
an illusion.

Spends his days meditating
      on things he will never do.

(Might take up a second career,
if he knew what he always knew
              he wanted to do)

Sleeps well, the first part of the night,
            and any part of the day.

When asked, says hes o.k.
Doubts that you would listen
               to the whole story, anyway.


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