13 July 2007, 3:20 PM
Jardin du Luxembourg
Get off the grass???
I came thousands of miles
and eight metro stops to sit on the grass;
feel it beneath me as you read aloud
Up until now, the French had seemed
more sane by far than my people.
But Americans know what grass is for,
and while they might use it
for American football,
at least at home I would be free to sit with you
upon the green, instead of a hard, metal chair;
and listen to the wind in the trees.