All About Eve

was there an apple
waiting on that thirteen
inch screen or simply the
future set out in black and white

the page boy not quite blonde
hair that languished on the
in clumps around the not quite
teeth of what once was beauty

of all the rings that ringing rang
against the rubaiyat red of oh so
fruit and his hand ‘gainst the small
of that elegant aching back while
all the while angst made its way
frame to frame up the winding
of knowledge loss and Liebestod

middle age not quite admitted
youth not withstanding and
still a girl of twenty four at twenty
four forty years ago


© s rogers 22 Jan 2009

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