Forget the rocks.
taking life straight up, no twist.
Turn paradox into two ducks
walking into a bar, new in town
who drink forgetfulness smooth
as special reserve, Maker’s Mark
or any type of crown—
Like diving ducks, they scaup,
out of it,like French kings,
grunt as they break open the cask of sake—
no mirror necessary as they slur
back of shots of schnapps neat,
Kitty Jospé is currently docent at the Memorial Art Gallery, enjoys organizing talks that combine art, music and word (English and French). After receiving her MFA from Pacific University, OR she transitioned from being a French professor to leading a weekly poetry appreciation class and pursuing collaborations involving poetry. An active poet, her publications include 3 books and numerous poems in poetry journals.