Saturday, 28 December 2013

Joan Fontaine

I fell for you

in a revival house

Watching you

suspecting Cary Grant

When I was fourteen

and you,



you were

my age now

I think

But on screen

you were 24

Within reach

even in B&W.



B&W

becomes you still

Though you

are nearly ninety-seven

it makes you

24 again,



from where I sit

in the silver shine

on the red seat

turned to gray

Where I too

am B & W

and young

©Eric R. Olsen

http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-joan-fontaine-20131216,0,2145458.story#axzz2neu1XD5E


E. R. Olsen lives in Nevada, where he practices law and writes poetry.  His poems have appeared on Poetry24 and other magazines and journals, including the Naugatuck River Review.

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