Still Water Prose Poems
Copyright @ 1989 by Arthur Garfunkel
Used by persmission of Author - All Rights Reserved
There's more to Gayle and I than meets the eye.
appears in Maxfield Bleu where sweaters
were three hundred dollars apiece; it was 1978. With
her heart breakingher Great Love gone away
what was she doing there, new to LA? Was it ingra-
tiation? Was it Tommy, the clothing salesman? Was it
Carly in the shop trying dresses just then
when the Bird dropped in.
Life being Love to her, Laurie felt pushed away by
No air supply he, thought she of his need to finish
his album alone, and she quickly prepared to fend
for herself . . . telling Carly what looked good on
her and lots of what did not Tommy pretended
to own the store and basically kicked the Bird out
the door. But
was offended. She defended frailty.
That's how Laurie befriended Gayle.
Now that it's
six years later, I think of the time of
Watermarkthe start of the mix when I chose to go
Was Laurie a lure?
Was she the flighted Mercury that brings news of
Venus waiting in the wings? Could all her beauty be
Love's page at dawna morning rooster Kyrie to
the Glory in the rest of Love's full day?
North AtlanticJuly 1984