The black-haired girl
with the big
on the Queens train coming
in to work, so
opens her mouth so beautifully
in a ya-aawn, that
two stops after she has left the train
I have only to think of her and I
from The Cities (Collected Poems), 1985
Persea Books, New York, NY
Copyright 1985 by Paul Blackburn.
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