CONSTANTINE THE BEGGAR
'One bag for each of the outings : panhandle
food and leftover crumb-cakes. I went to the
gypsy and that's what she said. No matter
and never mind, her candle was burning
both ends. I told her she should enter the
Emily Dickinson lookalike contest and
that I too was a seer and could see that
she would lose. Put your money on
those words and live forever.
Full moon or foul, either one of them
will get you caught in mystery : the
dark and leathery leaf of my companion
tree brings the frog up to fruition and
the lizard out to see. White moon,
white moon, come out and be.'