21 August 2007

Rosalind Russell Is My Aunt

of course she isn't
(rule of blood)
of course she is
(power of choice)

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I / we
learnd to dance
at the Rivoli

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Betty Grable was my first poem

I askd George Nader to the prom

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in Hollywood
the dead don't die

an old movie
is a family reunion

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I don't remember
when Jim Kelly
took off his pants
for me

but Kay Francis
drops that towel
eternally

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"how many fricking Hollywood poems are you gonna write?"

"o shut up. James Lydon is on The Movie Channel."

2 comments:

Tom Beckett said...

Love this one, Alex.

Okir said...

I'm going to see Rosalind Russell in "The Women" in a couple weeks. See my latest post on Okir...