An Occasional Poem
Seeing Betty’s canapés, my mom says, we ate canapés
Just like those, off plates just like that
New York, 2008
They tell me while I'm sitting in the back of the car.
“This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened"
Not this, which is still happening
New Jersey, 2009
It's 1963 on TV.
Back in Connecticut, a scrapbook in the attic,
Record of a teenage girl’s JFK fan club
New Jersey, 2010
Of course Don marries Megan, says my mom, she is so good with the children
Things go dark
New York, New Jersey 2012
My mom would have loved the first Jewish employee
New Jersey, 2013
My mom always said cruise ships were the perfect place for murder
The first time I watch alone
Knees up in a narrow room
The sea just at the end of the street
Taking the TV cure in Brighton
New York, 2015
Waiting for the download
Will I see her in Peggy? Megan? Betty? Sally?
Or in the things-- we had those, we did this, I remember that