Saturday, July 20, 2013

Roman Spring


 “The gods have no choice
but to let us live a little”
—Alex Dimitrov, “Bloodletting”

They let us love—
for comedy, you and me
today like bad actors

It’s Tennessee Williams—
Vivien Leigh & Warren Beatty  
satirizing the same old game

The sexual scenes are—
ho-hum as far as gigolos are
concerned, so what’s new?

Lotte Lenya smirks and—
Ernst Thesiger simply shrugs
he’s seen it all, my dears

Useless tho, Mrs. Stone—
falls in love with Paolo but
he’s just another hustler

Where the boys undress—
for money & luxury, it’s
always Roman Spring

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