Jesus Christ, how things change.
A boy came rolling over on blades
and looked at me intently, so I felt
obliged to quit my job. He had such
a cupful of freckles and the T-shirt
of a foreign football club. “Sir,
how many girlfriends do you have?”
he asked. I’m not the mad bastard
shouting at the world anymore. I replied
that I had enough with one. “Pfft,”
the boy said and then rolled away,
windblown headline on a dark pavement.
Assembled from a Facebook post by Tom Christiaens on 7/15/2016, translated from the Dutch, and from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/arts/design/diane-arbus-met-breuer-in-the-beginning.html
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.