In Conversation with Gertrude Stein
What I read into the sentence
is my fantasy:
I’m watching Alice B. Toklas
serve Eiskaffee for tea.
She holds the tray
for Gertrude Stein,
Fernande Olivier,
and last, for me.
Fernande’s titters
as she glances at my ankles
close together make me wonder
who she is.
Gertrude Stein intercepts
the thought, explains
how Fernande is close
to Picasso and moves on
to talk of cars. Fords.
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Pablo Picasso, “Gertrude Stein”
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