70spoems/apology

APOLOGY

In this situation we have created,
this utterly stifling,
pretentious independence,
I apologize for problems,
for crying, for being less
organized and directed,
for gray hairs, ratty beach blankets,
over-drawn checking accounts,
my children, my feelings,
in short, for not being
Annette Funicello.

6/21/76