Winter 1994 • Vol. XVI No. 1 Poetry |

I Know You

Just what is that feeling when you walk down a road and you are Elvis and dark eyebrows?   you are your father's and your grandfather's face    you are a young man with extremely sexy buns and you are wanted but hidden somehow    perhaps unattainable    with tight ass and full lips and known by other girl girls on the street    your heart pounds as much as anyone's when you are thrown against a pile of apples and fucked by a long-nosed dark-haired girl and a blond girl in light fitted clothes    for sure you have on cowboy boots and sunglasses    for sure a perfect white t-shirt under denim for sure you are much taller than you really are for sure you drive a truck    and when you walk into a store or an orchard or anywhere there is a gasp and some woman says "shit" under her breath but the "shit" is perfectly audible as if you are the first woman she has seen in that part of the world because you have walked in on her out of the air and it's not New

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