How dreary—to be—Somebody!
How public—like a Frog—
To tell one’s name—the livelong June—
To an admiring bog!
Dogwoods swathed in delicate white, gently clear their winter throats as cable news updates crawl and grovel for her attention. But she doesn’t blog, pin, Snapchat, Instagram or—God No!—tweet, and her dumb phone shortcomings are just fine. She the freak in the waiting room without an umbilical glow in her palm, just a paperback copy of something she fills with marginalia.
Sep 23, 2019