We were asked to write a poem incorporating song titles from our favorite albums. Showing my age here, but…


Voices of old people in the park
Old friends haunted by a hazy shade of winter
At the zoo, Punky’s dilemma lingers
as Mrs. Robinson cries, “Save the life of my child!”

Like it or not,
we’re all fakin’ it in America
Our lives are bookends:
Beginnings and overs
but mostly

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore
from all-time fave album (vinyl) Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bookends”