82 Henry's Footnotes
Everything is safe underground.
--James Pritchard, archaeologist
NY Times obituary page, 1.19.97
Obit. Essential outlines & whitewash.
Summa of your summer's wanton burden,
outward walls-- & pines within to ash.
Thy body's end by terms divine
High noon. Toothpick. Hung there
melted like wax a multitude of the isles
were glad thereof--buy clerical shares
in my main book--a constitutional disguise.
Philip Sperling, 85... Rare Books.
Mary Bancroft... Spy in World War II.
James Pritchard, Archaeologist... at 87.
Luba Rostova, 80... a Dancer.
You vault to safety, Luba like spring
on tightrope--or a pseudospy (without a string).
Henry Gould | Island Road 83
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