Sunday, September 14, 2014

Headline Poem 9/14/14 -- The Gathering Place

My mom and her boyfriend, and their families have been eating and laughing and crying at a famous Jewish deli in Culver City, Ca. for at least 50 years. Well, today was the last day of operation. The owner is tired, and must rest, so The Roll n' Rye, popularly referred to as 'The Roll' will soon be Panera, and a cultural icon will be preserved in memory from now on. This inspired "The Gathering Place."  

The Gathering Place

I'm too tired 
to be mad 
at mud that slides
down 
    cliffs,
and gathers in 
puddles 
at the edge of my 
doorstep.