Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Improvised Dance Steps to a Faux Ballad

Assignation does not a marriage make.
Nor do your body’s hollows in my bed.

The town–your town–so fifteenth century
Francois Villon succors the dream we share:

In the poet’s fantasy, making love
on the run, leaving the gallows behind.

(27 August 2013)

copyright 2013 by Floyce Alexander

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