A Far Rockaway of the Heart, 2
Driving a cardboard automobile without a license at the turn of the century my father ran into my mother on a fun-ride at Coney Island having spied each other eating in a French boardinghouse nearby And having decided right there and then that she was for him entirely he followed her into the playland of that evening where the headlong meeting of their ephemeral flesh on wheels hurtled them forever together And I now in the back seat of their eternity reaching out to embrace them
From A FAR ROCKAWAY OF THE HEART, copyright ©1997 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Poet and translator Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry and the founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California.
Date Published: 1997-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/far-rockaway-heart-2