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Easter, 2016 

Inéditos

Easter, 2016 

Maria S. Mendes

 

Easter, 2016 

 

            Anthropologists of resurrection 

Must count your hat among their golden boughs.

What were the odds that day the maître d’ 

At the Imperial Café would do his job 

And hand your hat along to the concierge 

At the Imperial Hotel—that round black flat-

Topped flannel cap you wear so jauntily?

Right away, when you first felt the loss, 

The duties of such jobs became our hope.

 

            I’m no Aeneas saddled with a frail 

Old man and clinging son who soon will be 

Without a mom. I served vicariously in Troy 

And Vietnam. During the Tet Offensive

I met my first wife and at the Fall of Saigon

Said goodbye. Was that the case in Prague 

At the Imperial with the maître d’ 

And concierge? Would they do their jobs? 

 

            I came back, hat in hand, and your smile briefly

Turned me into Spencer Tracy in Adam’s Rib

His Eve receives this gift from her Adam: “Just 

The best hat in the world, for the best head”                                                             

 —Or some such line I don’t yet have down pat.

Whether I earned it, who’d deny me that?


Larry Rhu é professor na University of South Carolina e autor de Stanley Cavell’s American Dream, entre outros livros.

Larry Rhu is professor at the University of South Carolina and author of Stanley Cavell’s American Dream, among other books.