A Letter to Ms. Mary Helen Joyce

virginia platonic(This a really old one and not really that good BUT I thought the estimable titular lady deserved to have something come up if you googled her name. Then as now the role of friend was played by Gregory D. Anthony.)

A Letter to Ms. Mary Helen Joyce (After the November 20th poetry reading by Howard Nemerov that she was unable to attend)

 

Dear Mary Helen,

You would have liked Nemerov,

I knew it from the first

When he came in

With his white basketball socks

And his funny book bag

And when he talked about his broken glasses,

And said he was in a nasty mood,

And admitted,

In a exquisite off-hand way,

That he really didn’t understand

More than we did,

I turned to my friend and

Said,

Mary Helen would have liked this

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