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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Joan Fontaine

I fell for you

in a revival house

Watching you

suspecting Cary Grant

When I was fourteen

and you,

you were

my age now

I think

But on screen

you were 24

Within reach

even in B&W.


becomes you still

Though you

are nearly ninety-seven

it makes you

24 again,

from where I sit

in the silver shine

on the red seat

turned to gray

Where I too

am B & W

and young

©Eric R. Olsen


E. R. Olsen lives in Nevada, where he practices law and writes poetry.  His poems have appeared on Poetry24 and other magazines and journals, including the Naugatuck River Review.

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