Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On the 99th page of the Oxford English Dictionary


On the 99th page of the OED
Bacchus and his babushka
sit hand in hand with Bacardi's
reveling in Bach’s final
unfinished bacchanalia
cantata
while
Bogie and Bacall
softly play baccarat
in the back ground,
charm flitting like a lit cigarette
between them
flowing down and around lilting
half closed lips
giving the low down
and what’s what
across a
green felt table -
Rastaman whispering
how Baby
Babylon fell
in the black and white haze
of history
long before being
defined by you -
a never finished, never waiting
page turner
always looking
for meaning
in whatever
word
comes next