Wednesday, July 9, 2014

the end of an era

we were stranded in cleveland
angie dickinson and me and the spider monkey

we’d huddle together
to stay warm most nights

the rats nibbling on our feet
the fresh venison laid out on the end tables

the flies in slow lazy circles
buzzing through the tent

she’d tell me stories of when she was starting out in the business
how she’d got her big break in ‘police woman’ 

she’d dated charles dierkop for a while
but the relationship ended in his apparent suicide

she’d always end the story with the question
‘who never dies?’ 

gazing out the hotel’s window

chewing on one of the deer legs

1 comment:

WaterGirlFlorida said...

"She loved kitties, and earthquakes, glacial calving, meteor showers, science, blue skies and sunsets, and Tahiti..." ~ Bacharach