Remington Portable

Remington Portable
by Bruce Parker


Years ago while I was in boot camp,

my mom hocked my typewriter to buy vodka.


I saw it again

in the Taos home of D. H. Lawrence,


on a little desk in a corner, the shock—

That’s my typewriter

and awe of the famous writer

using “my” machine.


More years afterward I bought another just like it,

and in the same way as his

it gathers dust now,

a silent, black rebuke.