Poets Walk: "loves and resumes"
Location on Poets Walk Map: 68
Playtime by William Bronk
In a presence vast beyond size, a presence that seems
an absence, we hide and play with us as dolls.
We give us names and addresses, dress
us up in clothes, make loves and resumes,
battles, furtively say where we came from
and tell each other stories about ourselves.
William Bronk, "Playtime" from LIVING INSTEAD. Copyright © 1991 by William Bronk. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC.