Friday, March 12, 2021



With her pan

     the old prospector

          points upward

                              — for Laura Bell


Vincent Tripi

the day i find

poems from a desert hermitage

1725 Marion Avenue, Apt 12-I.

Novato, CA. 


according to his inscription, Vincent

sent me a gift of this fine book of short

poems when he was living in Novato, CA.,

and come to think of it Sweetheart and I

passed through there some years earlier —

I believe Vincent even tried to look us up

in Vermont when he was living just down

river from us but I guess he got lost, as

others have, long before GPS took the fun

out of everything — Vincent passed away

last Fall and I'm thinking about him now

[ BA ]