That you look a lot like the balding man
on the back cover of that book
Lucy posted about
How you both wear thin-framed glasses
and are freckled and white;
it’s the balding and
the glow of your foreheads
which made me think.
You really don’t see it?
Well, I thought of you
after you shared that story
on Instagram about losing your job.
At Marjorie’s last month
you talked about world wars
and Russian literature;
how, in college, you did that thesis
on the Battle of Stalingrad.
Maybe you could be a historian!
Or make an Instagram account for
your vintage books collection.
Well, I know you’re probably busy,
but we should get tacos soon at that place
on Whittle Springs you like,
and I’ll bring a copy of the book.
I’m just hoping to catch up.