Sonnet of a Sort

for Sarah

Isn’t it apparent so why mention it but let’s not get cute although that’s not what I meant thinking of a slow sad tune and the blue moon not simply because they rhyme but I’m always thinking of them anyway not to mention Captain Kangaroo ha ha I’m trying to think of a word for the characters in fairy tales that holds place equally with the woman and the river in the dream anyway I can’t think of a name for them either what’s happening with this poem when Mother Goose for example pops up with Little Red and Little Miss to take us on a tour of all our childhood neuroses and I could go on but I figure if this is a sonnet I better end it soon before everything starts moving altogether out of sympathy Sarah—isn’t it clear you’ve influenced my verse?

2 July 1975