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Susie

Her face is
    parchment white,
    beautiful like
    an ermine princess,
    a leaf in iced filigree.
    I sit between Susie and Tony
    and soon, like the full moon,
    the next month,
    they will both be gone.  
    Her face is still a page,
    one more page, one more day, to write on.
    - Still at a party -
    while Jerry cooks in the kitchen,
    and sings with the rest of the Boddasatvas
    because their souls are doves.

     © Alice E. Rogoff
 
Alice E. Rogoff is a poet, writer, editor and activist. She has been published in in the literary magazines Pudding Magazine, Borderlands (Texas Poetry Review), BEAT, Poetrymagazine.com, and the North Coast Literary Review, and in several anthologies. Her poetry book MURAL won the 2004 Blue Light Press 2004 Book Award. Alice Rogoff has edited at Haight Ashbury Literary since 1984 is a member of the Authors Guild, Northern California Media Workers Guild (CWA),  Academy of American Poets, IWW, Workmen's Circle and Amnesty International.

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