Saturday 12 November

by Mark Chmiel

Simone Dearest

Such a disorienting week! Not at all what you expected!
But did you really take refuge in Ms. Clinton?
And in the DNC?
And in the platform of the Democratic Party?
And in Mr. Sanders’s words since the Democrats’ convention?

You won’t be surprised—
I am receiving solace (still) from The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
And from Mahler’s 6th (Eschenbach)
And from the photos of Vivian Maier
And from daily walks in the Japanese Garden

I’ve no doubt your feistiness will return
And you will soon be summoning me out of my comfort zones

Perry

–from novel in process, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris

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