I am your address, stranger;
How else could you come here?
I am eat­ing the most per­fect stalk of cel­ery.
In this way I have become my grand­fa­ther,
but I do not know which one.
One read the Bible.
One read Britannica.
Sit here with me stranger,
this is not wis­dom.
Sit here in the floor of this old house
and we will talk our sto­ries.
Throw away your dowser’s wand and
drink with me this old wine
from these old cups,
chipped and stained.
We will laugh and belch and
pick strands of cel­ery from our teeth.
We shall trace out this mobius notion.

  • Bernard Fraley

    Winchester native Bernard Fraley has worn many hats, includ­ing author, pho­tog­ra­ph­er, painter, poet, reporter, news­pa­per edi­tor, and more. Find some of his books on Amazon.