19 January 2005

On the Beach with Joan Blondell

from the Cuban restaurant on Collins
I stroll over to Ocean Drive
closd to cars for the festival

on one side Deco facades
outlind in neon
on the other booths selling trinkets

& everywhere       people

suddenly   framd by palms
her face as it was in 1933
everybody's favorite gold digger
her face on a huge screen
in the park beside the ocean
a curve of people under the Miami moon
transfixd by Joan Blondell

I want to whoop or weep
at such a perfect moment
I embrace myself
then walk alone down an alley
to my hotel

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