Erich Von Stroheim and a girlfriend eating dinner on New Year's Night, Detroit, Michigan: photo by Arthur S. Siegel, January 1942 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)
Even though he may be Getting Some
in Detroit City --
and that's the Good News,
because no one really Wants To Be Alone --
memory can't be stopped from relentlessly
dredging up Better Days.
Erich Von Stroheim, playing Count Karamzin, seduces Margaret DuPont, playing Helen Hughes, in Foolish Wives, 1922: screenshot by Luigibob, 2008