Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Thursday, December 24, 2009

What Just The Skin Notices At First

Rae died of an interior cancer at age 39

Jan died of brain cancer at age 39.

Jack Benny, forever '39', died of pancreatic cancer.

Today one older man entered the Post Office with a metal cane.

Another man, not with him, came in with a wooden cane.

Near the bank, a smiling boy passed by, dragging his lame leg.

Long John Silver. Oedipus. Piper Laurie in Rossen's The Hustler.

No science would call this "interesting"

No math man's yield. No pattern.

Nothing more than imagination.

Which raises us above the animals.


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