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Memory of Vermont & Yippee

by Leah Fritz

[ poetry - june 08 ]

Memory of Vermont

In night's concerto
of dark evergreens, solo
on a silver birch.

 

Yippee

Yippee! You remembered. So long ago,
in '68, the era of
protest, madness - above all, love

which we interpreted as sex, being young
and beautiful and free - not knowing
how beautiful we were, how young.

Free - that part we couldn't help but be.
Youth has to live a little bit recklessly,
and yet we survived, lived long

enough to look back now - how sweet of you
to send that summer valentine,
so out of season and so fine.