Marché aux Puces (Flea Market), by Joseph Dorazio

Marché aux Puces


(Flea Market)



You don’t bargain


for the itch to scratch


— it comes attached,


the way the past


comes hitched


to the present.


Don’t resent it.


The oldfangled


is still of use: reach


inside your purse,


buy it with change


that’s loose.



— Joseph Dorazio



Joseph Dorazio’s poems have appeared widely in print and online. He lives and writes in Wayne.