years ago in dallas, texas lee harvey oswald
perched in a book depository window
across the lawn was lyndon baines johnson,
crouching in the hot sun.
when the squib went off,
kennedy held his breath
for three days.
jackie was inconsolable.
ladybird brought her a new pink hat
like a miniature pillbox.
later, he woke up in a small villa
somewhere in south america
and marilyn monroe got away as soon as she could.