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Gaze

Artwork by Nancy Rodrigo
Once upon a time
Isn't that the way
I'm supposed to
Begin the story
They sang a song
"In olden days
A glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as
Something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Anything goes."* and
It does I read in
The newspaper today
A nude blonde
Went from a Ferrari
Into a store to buy
Cigarettes and the clerk
Wasn't surprised "she's
Come in naked before."**
I was gazing into
The coffee Shoppe
A young woman was
Gazing back at me
She lifted her blouse
Gave her child
A lovely breast

26§ [Orig 7/24/07]§

*1934, lyric by Cole Porter

**N.Y. Post 7/24/2007