Summer 2004


Summer 2004

Donald Lev

I never took her to a hockey game, I never took her to the race track.

Things we were always going to do someday.
We would have walked over to the paddock.
She loved animals. The smell of horses.
The beautiful animals.
The sound of skates.
The color, excitement.
Speed, beauty.
I never

took her where she might have discovered the same instinct picking horses
she had choosing restaurants.

That's where I have to leave this one.

Donald Lev was born, raised and educated in the City of New York. Editor of Home Planet News, his prose-poetry "Footnotes" appeared for many years as an irregular feature in the Village Voice. He was the recipient of a Madeleine Sadin Award from the New York Quarterly in 1971.



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