What did Abraham do?
He did what all other fathers
since him are striving to do.
Abraham just bought a color TV.
The color TV looks right
with the tones of the air in Brooklyn.
Abraham likes to walk about.
He likes the city at twilight.
The orangeness, those ancient
Now Abraham has been watching his TV.
So Abraham goes home to his wife
and her Salisbury dinners
and the cool truths of the evening
but then Abraham has a previous wife
he loves more too.
He imagines her ghost will trail him
to his last breaths.
Their son has gone off to college
by the good hills and woods and
of rural Pennsylvania.