Wednesday, January 11, 2012

‎"But Zeffirino was hardly one to renounce a whole family of octopus, now discovered."

-a poem based on a line from a story by italo calvino-
for mike

under the skin  of every
high school drama teacher

is a creature who knows he is good
at everything, which everyone knows he is not

he has a talent for tactless attempts
at projects better left untouched

but he cannot ignore the ghost
of the old woman in the rafters

or the soul of his past lives circling around
him like a whole family of octopus

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