>A Poem

>Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I figure I would share with you my most favorite poem. It’s not what most would consider a love poem, but to me, it feels oddly romantic. It’s by Jim Carroll, who I think is an amazing writer. He wrote Basketball Diaries, which I’ve read countless times. He also wrote a follow-up to that book and several books of poetry. I believe he still lives in NYC and if for some strange reason, I ever get to meet him, I’d be elated.

Little Ode on St. Anne’s Day

You’re growing up
and rain sort of remains
on the branches of a tree
that will someday rule the earth.
and that’s good
that there’s rain
it clears the month
of your sorry rainbow expressions
and clears the streets
of the silent armies…
so we can dance


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