Pumped for a rhyming line into air
A football falling through registration,
Here I come: That’s Kathy’s Clown,
A song by Don and Phil in her
Consciousness. And mine. A beverage
Passes between lips, they’re her lips;
I am that beverage. Her Royal Crown
Classes break on the hour
Bar, O falcon of the lecture!
Fall, footballs, through the leaves!
We clown in airs of each other’s consciousness:
I bring hers stealthy cigarettes,
Between-halves tears; she brings mine
Contemporary milk of the lectures.
Woman III: Willem de Kooning, 1951-53 (private collection of Steven A. Cohen)
(A BTP Back to School Special)