Our moment, Mary Beth

This is our Cagney and Lacey moment.
Yours and mine.
Yes, it’s you I mean, you, reading this right now!
I’m Cagney and you’re Lacey.
Possibly, you’re Cagney and I’m Lacey
I don’t want to argue
though that’s what makes us
so good together.
We’re chalk and cheese.
Unless we’re chalk and chalk
or cheese and cheese
I’ll leave that to you
but I’ll drive, okay?

We could walk and talk
or run and gun
but why don’t I just sit tight
and write.

Ali Jane Smith


Ali Jane Smith is a poet and critic. alijanesmith.wordpress.com

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