The Yawn

Paul Blackburn

The black-haired girl
with the big
on the Queens train coming
                          in to work, so
opens her mouth so beautifully
                                       in a ya-aawn, that
two stops after she has left the train
I have only to think of her            and I
                                                                      wow        !

from The Cities (Collected Poems), 1985
Persea Books, New York, NY