Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Woman Who Looks Like Gertrude Schmeidler*

Petite and old and earnest,
I see her whole self
human being creature,
limited in space
by foot and head,
small, precisely worn clothing.

But her face,
larger than her body,
has writing on it that
makes my knees shake.


*my mentor at City College of New York
(I could never determine her size)

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