Gertrude Stein Logs in to Yahoo Mail
A password is a password
is a password. If I could only
remember mine, could I.
I tried Picasso; I tried Matisse.
After three times why
after three times why
does Yahoo lock you out?
Maybe Alice remembers
what my password is.
She's baking something in the kitchen
but yells out for me to try
Toklas this time.
Alice, without whom I cannot breathe.
Tender Alice B. Alice be Alice.
Jennifer Poteet lives in Montclair, NJ. Her work has appeared recently in Paterson Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Swwim, Whale Road Review and others. Her chapbook Sleepwalking Home was published by Dancing GIrl Press. Jennifer's website is jenniferpoteet.com.