Haiku Four: Christopher Street, 1973

Buzzed boys,

 laughter–

In love.

 

‘Christopher Street, 1973’  (c) Rob Goldstein 2019
‘The Hand on 9th and Harrison’ (c) Rob Goldstein 2019

Poetry: The Writer

I whip my words into shape but they do as they please:

a lake by a swamp on a sunlit Garden Parkway–

How quickly a mood can change.

Coffee!     More Coffee!


‘The Writer’ (c) Rob Goldstein 1985

 Header image, “The Accordion”
 (c) Rob Goldstein 2019

Poetry: At Ease

His presence, persistent,

I am the curvy wall

under blankets, pressed to black,

but how

these swollen bruises.

He says

I’m his tough little girl

his half-baked boy

his meat

                (c) Rob Goldstein 5/5/1993-02/28/2019

 

 

 

Poetry: Grandma Said

Grandma said

the poor go first,

kids like me,

she said–

if the war

don’t end–

but I was

too delicate,

too pretty,

too likely to kiss

the gook’

if he was

cute.

Rob Goldstein, March 2019