Crossing the Pont des Arts

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Le Pont des Arts, Paris

Crossing the Pont des Arts

You wouldn’t think it
           but it takes real guts
to love someone
           I read Frank O’Hara
and he talks of coffee
           in the morning
and how all the tears
           in America cannot
dampen the joy
           of sharing life’s
simple pleasures with
           the person you love

Frank once walked alone
           across the Pont des Arts
and when he reached
           the other side there was
no one there waiting
           for him and he was
distraught despite the fact
           it was only a bridge

John Lyons

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