700 francs will get you $109.91
on this muggy May afternoon
which is good to know since
I just found 700 francs in my wallet
while Dinah Washington was singing
“My Old Flame” I was thinking of where
I was with Glen when Allen Ginsberg died
and if I could relax for one hour
if I knew what that felt like
it would seem like a very long time to me
so I’ll have to settle for the next best thing
warm rain on a cool May evening
on Charles Street, turn left on West 4th,
cross Sixth and turn right on MacDougal
quick: make a sentence that has Spike Lee
Son of Sam and Leonardo di Caprio in it
Bob Dole says Viagra is a great drug
that’s the news, the weather I’ve already
given you, and then I want to go
into the bedroom and find your naked body
in my bed you’ve stayed up waiting for me
and I’m going to make it worth your while

Analysis, meaning and summary of David Lehman's poem May 8

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