<P> I knew you forever and you were always old,
<br>soft white lady of my heart. Surely you would scold
<br>me for sitting up late, reading your letters,
<br>as if these foreign postmarks were meant for me.
<br>You posted them first in London, wearing furs
<br>and a new dress in the winter of eighteen-ninety.
<br>I read how London is dull on Lord Mayor's Day,
<br>where you guided past groups of robbers, the sad holes
<br>of Whitechapel, clutching your pocketbook, on the way
<br>to Jack the Ripper dissecting his famous bones.
<br>This Wednesday in Berlin, you say, you will
<br>go to a bazaar at Bismarck's house. And I
<br>see you as a young girl in a good world still,
<br>writing three generations before mine. I try
<br>to reach into your page and breathe it back...
<br>but life is a trick, life is a kitten in a sack.
<p>This is the sack of time your death vacates.
<br>How distant your are on your nickel-plated skates
<br>in the skating park in Berlin, gliding past
<br>me with your Count, while a military band
<br>plays a Strauss waltz. I loved you last,
<br>a pleated old lady with a crooked hand.
<br>Once you read
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