Woman with Tight Hat
    Larry Jaffe
She pulls to the curb, parks, opens
the back door of her sedan.
A golden dog, a half-breed, leaps out, pees the tire.

She wears a fedora, sweat pants
and someone else's persona,
she's not who she says she is.

The dog cannot speak for her nor can the fedora.
Her hat pulls her head so tight,
her ears are mere decoration.

Larry Jaffe is an international readings coodinator for the United Nations' "Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry Program". He is also a co-chair of Poets for Peace/United Poets Coalition. His latest collection of poems is "LA Rapsody"



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