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Und anschliessend das Gedicht meiner Frau. Es soll den Tag erzaehlen, wo wir das Autogramm von ihm bekamen.
at Gimbel's at 11:30 she says
We'll be there for the parade anyway.
he searches the refrigerator
I have high-speed film
Should we buy the book?
I have ten dollars.
The parade is long, but the air is mild
then winding thru', brushing, squeezing through people
up the escalator and up
this must be the right way -
everyone's going here says a voice in back
we all laugh
There is a table, a chair
a pot for tea and lemon slices
and in back two large photos -
His spirit is bright and so are ours,
then he is ponderous, and our hearts ponder his talent.
It is our John-Boy
and our hearts ponder his talent.
Sollen wir das Buch zurueckbringen?
she asks softly,
not wanting the gaze of the enlightened
to pierce her.
But the line draws us to the hero
below the photos.
Our spirits are no longer as bright. But we commune
with the pondering image.
Then there is flesh and life
scrawling in the fourth book to the front.
Click. My husband studies him again and takes another picture
of Richard Thomas.