Monday, December 29, 2014

Song For Girl In Window

Originally published in the Huron River Review back in 2010:

Song for girl in window

One night young and poor
barely in college
walking by a sorority house
on the main busy street
happening to look up
at a window on the second floor
with the shade raised
just enough for a space
just enough to see the girl inside
her underwear black and shiny
long curly brown hair
and warm-looking skin

stopping and staring
though shamed
by the people in cars driving by
wondering if
she ever would have talked to me
what she was like
where she was going
what kind of dress she was going to put on
and for who

thinking about that girl
many times in the last fifteen years
when I have forgotten the names

of women I have kissed 

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