07 February 2009

Shirley Ross

February 7, 1929 – April 21, 1995

Thinking of my amazing mom on what would've been her 80th birthday.

Razovsky runs through Radom
(a town in Poland),
through Minsk (in Russia),
through circuses and cemeteries,
past a streetcar stop
where among the crowd
is the woman he'll marry,
though he doesn't yet know her.
She chases him two blocks
till she grabs his coat
and spins him around.

— from "Razovsky on Foot"