'Somewhere There's Music' by Jim Davis-Rosenthal
Somewhere There's Music, Jim Davis-Rosenthal, 1999.



I Recite the Dialogue of My Life
to the Man I Love

Jim Elledge


The stars twinkled, twinkled. The rhyme told me.

No. Atmosphere interrupts the flight of their light to your eyes.

The marble wept. The faithful told me.

No. Condensation collects as the cool stone warms.

The sun set. The moon rose. I saw them. I did.

No. Round earth revolves once every twenty-four hours, once
every one thousand four hundred forty minutes, once every
eighty-six thousand four hundred seconds.

I shall carve my names in the snow no matter what you say.

Go ahead, silly boy.





Text © 1996, 1999 by Jim Elledge
"I Recite the Dialogue of My Life to the Man I Love" first appeared in Many Mountains Moving, Volume II, Number 2. The work appears here by permission of the author.

Original Graphic Image, "Somewhere There's Music" © 1999 by Jim Davis-Rosenthal

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