An Elegy for Corinne and Ben


 
 
where are you now?

myths and intimations

dancing on the campus

building houses in Houston

growing elephant garlic

on the farm

with the Cascades in the distance

older now

my 54  40     Rio Grande

disdain learned

at the Captain's knee

in the

halfway house

on the

post road

shutters on the blind eye windows

bible black against the white clapboards

Demon rum in the cold, cold cellar

blond children and music flying

over the valley road

and away

Corinne would tell of what was found

Ben would speak of what was lost


- Ken Peters


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