253A Fine Romance
What did they call those notes the young girls wrote to the soldiers in World War II, saying a tearful goodbye? “A Dear John Letter?” This is one of those. But the recipient won’t take it hard as the receiving soldier must have, because this romance has been largely one sided for more than 60 years.
It’s been forming for a long time. Maybe Christmas Eve on
The basic city hadn’t changed. The walls and buildings and streets were the same. But She put on new makeup and new costumes and the Old Boyfriend was out of place. Bull in a china shop? Fifth wheel on a Land Rover? Pine needles on an oak tree?
Such English as there was came with
Where were the “dees, dems and doze?” Where is Sadie from
How can you walk on
How did the pushcarts get from the
Does it make a difference? Not to Her, and in the long run, not to the Old Boyfriend, either.
Move on. It’s not the same place. It’s not the same time, it’s not the same city. Maybe a movie set of
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