Friday, December 08, 2006

Poem Inspired by Anti-War Poetry Salon

A brand-new poem, and as so much of Kyi's writing, it's somehow, both amusing and poignant. —Amy

A Funny Thing Happened

At the Kefa Café.

I arrived as usual, 6 PM or a little after.

However early I arrive, Lene and Ababe, the owners

have already arranged the chairs for my Salon

This evening Sarah Browning of D.C. Poets Against War is to read.

I get my coffee and Sarah gets a bottle of water.

Ababe at the counter, says “Two people called

They wanted to know if someone named Baldwin is reading.”

Bemusement.

The only Baldwin I know is James.

And maybe the piano. to continue reading

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