They caught us together…

They caught us together
laughing with the ghosts
of George Washington Carver
and the Wizard of Menlo Park.

Henry Ford collected Lincoln’s
broken china at rummage
and blamed it on the Jews.

Everyone knows you start
with the kitchen and bathrooms
even at 39 and still nursing.

Night was revealed in 3 photos —
me ringing the chapel bell,
the raven over Poe’s back door

and the brass plate
on Walt Whitman’s house
engraved with your special number.


About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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