Poets Walk: "loves and resumes"

Poets Walk: "loves and resumes"

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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.