Still Water Prose Poems

Copyright @ 1989 by Arthur Garfunkel
ISBN 0-525-24795-5
Used by persmission of Author - All Rights Reserved

11

Back in the Twentieth Century
(before all this purple argon light),
When incandescence lit the dark
And carriages were in the park,
Randy Newman in his prime,
Stanley Kubrick still alive—
That brilliant time
When Culture thrived
And birds still flew free
        in the streets of New York

New York City March 1984