Poetry

Saturday Matinee

after Study for Going to the Pictures 1941 by Russell Drysdale   Preview It’s Saturday again. The tall man and the child in short pants walk hand in hand. They are going to the movie matinee.   National Anthem The tall man sings with gusto God save the King the king who is monarch of their town and the boy has heard men say they will die for king and country. The boy in short pants wonders would the king wear a golden, jeweled crown would the king die for the tall man, for red dust and flies   The…

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