GREEN, THICK WITH FOLIAGE

recalling my roommates, scattered wherever

the hateful, spoiled booby from Chicago suburbs
the farm boy, playing Hearts and then, grinning,
his wild honey
the gentle one from highlands Ohio, with all the evidence
I never put together until years later
the chipper go-go kid from South Bend
and my blunder, arranging the keg

the couple in the tower, as well

we were so guarded, and green then
thick with foliage
forming seed

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Copyright 2015

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