Bewilderment Is Love

Bewilderment Is Love

Your whole life you’ve hailed police cars
when all you want’s a cab.
Once you put a dollar in a stranger’s coffee,
you thought it was an empty cup.
Your baby’s cry means change me,
you think it wants to be a different baby.
Sweetheart, one thing is another,
you’re confused because you care;
why not hire a stand-in
to handle your affairs?

Lesley Dauer
first published in Grand Street

Bewilderment Is Love

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