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Poems By Poet Bill Grace  9/1/2014 4:00:20 PM
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Jacket Rumor

If I was not conned,
by one of those who like
to see jaws tense
in reaction to their words,
Amelia Earhart
burnished her leather jacket
with sand paper
to assist her rise to fame.

There is something
in well aged
well cared for leather
that we love.
Perhaps the same cut of psyche
that will not allow
a beloved saint
to become worm meat.
Grace we give
against the corporeal
trapped deep
within our minds.

So if Amelia,
from my peculiar perspective
of one who loves leather,
then her jacket
beautifully burnished
intimating age and care and wear
and wisdom
was only a PR prop
that said in effect
nothing about her.
Said nothing about her
save Jackie Cochran
may well have been
the better Aviatrix
though we will soon forget her name.
Bill Grace



Ralph Lauren’s Revelation

The clerks
were well aware
that the label
was purple.

Being country
I was ill informed
but have had
pretty good radar.

It was the shirt
that held me:
100% cashmere
long sleeve
functioning epaulets

earth tone plaid
purple intimation
not enough
to demand attention.

In this puritan’s universe
a crack
elegance – perfection - beauty
I was a virgin no more.

I had missed it,
unlike my undergraduate roommate,
I never knew
it was there -
one more thing
to prick a horse
from walk
to canter.
Bill Grace



Wedding Meditation

Few marriages are made in heaven
These are among the harsh and hidden ways of life
So when you choose your life long friend and love
Remember that you also choose a business partner
Choose well then - and carefully -
To try and minimize the future's strife
For there is more to wedding than the wife.
Bill Grace

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With Appreciation for a Martin Espada Poem

Reading good poets
makes me want
to be a good poet.
The good poets
reach across time and space
and touch the
soul within us.
I may just have
a toilet plunger
stuck to the center
of my forehead,
but someday
I will make unicorn.
Perhaps some day
I will be
a good poet.
Bill Grace
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