Thursday, April 07, 2005

Shafer's Sixth!

Three Hasid Teenagers Smoking Cigarettes
in a Prospect Park Gazebo
While Listening to the Yankees on the Radio

Yes, I have no great old names
to compliment the hairy traditional drip
of my earlocks -- yes, I have no earlocks.

Yes the cattails rustle, yes the fuzzy radio.
Yes we all have cell phones.

Yes you three look at me, and yes
I look at you three. Our eyes not
narrowed are, yes, they are scared.

Yes my beard is longer, yes
I am much older, yes
your legs are stronger.

Yes your cell-phone-calling mothers,
a Tino Martinez homer.

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