on a hot summer night

a young woman spoke wit

me too

in broken French

she tell me her past

I say okay

she tell me her present

I say okay again

she tell me her dream

Voila!  I pinpoint zee north pole

She tell me nother dream

Voila!  I pinpoint zee south pole

mah little shu-shu

she flip zee wig

she say, Tony— why aow come ju know zee antipodes?

because, I say, I chart zee zame course

and I

like ju

very much

av dreamed

by the light of many

far away moons





John Califano