Posted by: David Harley | July 7, 2013

Hollywood Musical 1984

When he dictated his scripts to her
she would censor
the most impossibly illiterate passages
with a series of dots
and underlinings
and reinterpret them on the fair copy
in the President’s English

Even when she’d retired
and he’d become a celebrity
he’d send his scripts to her
to type out the final copy

he said
she was
his lucky touch

 

Published in Suite in Four Flats (and a Maisonette), 1985. Copyright David Harley 1984.

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