St. Mark’s Place may yawn and turn over for another day of new trends and eateries.
In our minds, Jules is an old-friend place.
Supposing the stars never change,
we’ll always hear Nino Rota breathe once again
with Yuri the accordionist donning his kooky wigs and glasses.
French movie posters will litter our eyes
as we huddle in this bistro of bonhomie.
The atmosphere and attitude is all that’s left as we avoid talking about our past.
It is now a museum.
A journey you’ll never forget.
ROAD WORK AHEAD: Poems
In his fourth poetry collection Road Work Ahead, Raymond Luczak sets out on a turbulent journey after ending a 15-year relationship. As he meets kindred souls on his travels, Luczak wonders what it means to love again. He opens the suitcase of his heart in far-flung cities and points beyond. His poems, pungent with musk and ache, will open yours too.