GOOD FRIDAY ART WALK
Tom Whalen is sitting on a bench on Broadway
with his dog, & I sit down next to him.
I tell him I have met his daughter & his wife
but have never met him. He doesn’t answer.
It’s Friday, both “Good” & “First”, so folks
are walking around looking at “Art.” I talk
to Chris about Buddhism, photos, water & wine.
Uptown, on Lark St., “The Heart was Made
to Be Broken” is for sale at the UAG, & I
meet Lacy growing into her beauty as I watch.
There are babies in backpacks & twitching men
in wheelchairs & beat-off art on the top floor
of the Romaine Brooks Gallery on Hudson Ave.
Tom doesn’t tell me what he knows, but I
suspect his silence is only sculptural.