Vickie told us about Glendora.
Glendora is blind not completely
not young for a while
not middle aged either personality
on community TV didn’t have
money couldn’t drive
I’ve been thinking about her
because she called libraries I love
libraries want to tell some library
stories she asked librarians in upstate
New York where she could live
for four hundred dollars a month
found a woman who said come
right here I’ll pick you up
at the bus station take you to an apartment
in your price range you can walk
to the supermarket you can walk
to the library we have audio books. The librarian’s
name was Maureen. Glendora has been
living in upstate New York for a while.
Maureen knew how to make a life.
So did Glendora.