A QUARTERLY DEVOTED TO POEMS AND REVIEWS
Getting Wiser by Giovanni Malito I got a parcel form my mother today, packed with stuff. Theres a photo of you and me, each wearing sunglasses. Yours are heart-shaped. Were semi-sunning it out in the backyard¾ you cant be too careful with the u.v. Even so, Id say we look pretty cool for a 40-year old new dad and a 6-month old grinning fox. I put the picture up with a tack on the bulletin board next to my desk. Who knows how many years it will stay up there. Although buried beneath calendars and memos, its gathering dust. Memos, memo¾ thats short for memorandum, reminder or a just few letters short of memento. I think the photo is more than that. And I think Ill go out right now and buy a white lacquer frame for us.