08 July, 2010

1956 (maybe?), downtown New York City

Animations with solid color and rigid lines.
Oh, that clever style with cocktail glow
and wit based out of books.

People wearing neckties and white espadrilles.
They read newspapers while making love and
drinking gin and tonics.

Temperature steams the summer.
Everyone's rhythm is full of sweat and fake
bossa-nova steps mingled with "American sophistication".

The Peterson account has him working late.
She sits, smoking suspiciously on the balcony.
They have matching hers and his towels.

She wears red lipstick and does not understand
John Coltrane or the New Yorker.
He loves her anyway.

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