Stephanie Young – A Moving Poem

Stephanie Young

A Moving Poem

David is in China
and Tanya lives in Alameda
with Cynthia across the Island
where I used to live

there is a Fenton in the Oakland Hills
and Ear, likewise
in Oakland as I am

in Oakland again
with a baby named Fiona
and a group of pregnant ladies
eating vanilla bean
and pig-headed, I want to have

a computer hooked up to the phone
and a door to the phone
and my ear to the phone
I’m hoping that you’ll call me

from across the water, Del
in your charming studio, Cassie
at the Fremont station, Amy
won’t you come and live next door?

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