He Gave Me This Address Downtown

by on January 6, 2023 :: 0 comments

He gave me this address downtown
so that I knew he had money or was squatting or married
well enough to drink champagne from flutes
that once graced a city orchestra
and I felt like some long-lost bearded Odysseus
the entire ride down on the train,
as though I was on the wander, even in my own city
which I believe is what he was going for all along
that first time he called asking about planters
he knew I would never have.

editors note:

Ugh! We all know someone like this. (Eek! Maybe we are someone like this?) – mh clay

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