Still Water Prose Poems

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

42

These Russians want to know how rich I am.
I study clothesline wardrobe as it dries.
We have a vital interest in each other
and spheres of influence are in our eyes.

Nothing, from The New York Times to Pravda,
of the starving for connection, do we learn.
I ask them who's their favorite U.S. actor.
"Ronnie" is the answer they return.

Smolensk, USSROctober 1984