by Catherine Daly

Published in Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

I can see the left bank, right bank,

barges in between

unable to negotiate current,


Dross races over the river surface.

Docks tempt the Seine.

Bubbles marooned

in brackish water

grandly tour

no sewers.

Souvenir erector sets,

photos of gewgaws;

nothing changes hands.

No monkeys climb the tower.

Gargoyles shut their eyes or have no eyes.

Nothing matches.

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A technology management professional specializing in corporate intranets and extranets, Catherine Daly's poetry has been published in both print and Internet magazines. Catherine Daly is the America Online Poetry Mentor, "Webgrrl." When she's not busy developing computer software applications, she teaches future poets how to hone their craft.