the illusion of fate

the duchess

early 80’s

a curly headed teenager

checks out a dyke bouncer,

waits for her friend

talking inside

to a parent.

when the friend returns,

the bouncer says your wait is over

 the 16 yr old giggles

“i’ve been waiting for you all my life.”

and the two giggle

and blush their way out the door

decades later, they meet again

one suggesting the meeting

the other keeping the secret

a few dates

a failed experiment

edith piaf sings

“non je no regrette” on the cd

a year later

peace march

her curls blow in the breeze

as she watches

the once bouncer climb a hill

call someone on her cell.

the bouncer wonders

what does she think

what does she think





 © 2006 –Vittoria repetto


Posted on June 24, 2011, in italian american poet, NYC lesbian poet, NYC poet, Vittoria repetto,, and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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