HALLOWEEN PARADE, in memory of Lou Reed (1942-2003), at this week’s TuesdayPoetry from James Goertel.
HALLOWEEN PARADE (for Lou Reed, 1942-2013)
Faces now strange to me
from some forgotten Halloween parade
down a boulevard
I walk only in memories
where I was still young
and a middle-age punk waxed poetic;
preached, sung, snarled from a gutter
running with New York’s dirty rain
and the glitter
from the faces
of a dozen transvestite streetwalkers
for Andy in his grave.