And all the potted ferns in bloom, or whatever they were,
Though what could it matter, seeing that they were
All fake. I’m sorry, I didn’t get your name. Your assistance
Was beautiful, and, yes, I found the caulk
Needed to patch the ruined wall, the wall I ruined
Trying to hang my Audrey Hepburn still….
- excerpted from In the Gardening Section of Home Depot, by Nathan McClain
And who didn’t fall in love with Olivia Hussey in Franco Zeffirelli’s version back in 1968….a Brunette, a balcony…what more could a young poet want…