Friends say Vanessa Redgrave could star
in my video, but she's not half the giraffe —
At 80, my lover Leonard Cohen contracted
vitiligo, spotty skin. He sits and sings,
She's giving me head on the unmade bed,
while I bang on cymbals and a drum.
— Christine Aikens Wolfe
Christine Aikens Wolfe lives in Point Breeze. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society and the Western PA Writing Project. Her poetry has appeared in Loyalhanna Review, The Potter's Wheel, Blast Furnace, Penned from the Heart, Poetry Magazine, Threads, Riverspeak and Woman Becoming. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.