The Poet In Love
    Reginald Harris

is speechless.


writes letters about

"If you take these clumsy 26,
sail them across the empty page to dance,

each word, each stress and counter-
stroke would bear your name"

-- then slides it under a door

and quickly runs away.


sings in showers, in the streets,
brings back tunes from the Great American Songbook:

Thou Swell, All the Things
You Are, Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Since I Fell for You.
Whispers This Old Heart of Mine

or I'm a Fool to Love You
to fear-filled passing strangers,

to one-man
standing ovation.

REGINALD HARRIS is Information Technology Training Manager for the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland. A member of the Cave Canem: African-American Poetry Workshop/Retreat family, his work has appeared in a variety of publications including African-American Review, Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Obsidian II and in the Men on Men 7 and His3 anthologies.

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