Charlie Chaplin

           Chaplin is new to us

                               who were razed

                     by rock and roll singers

                             breathing smoke and shouting

                                   for money.


                             the smoke remains

                     but the money's gone.


          We were whimsical too,


                      but thought we were clumsy,

           wrong,                     out of place,

                      outcasts in an age of appetite.


           Thanks to Charlie

                            we know it can't be helped.

            We only touch

                    what we can love

                            and now are glad

            that little          turns to gold.        from Piedras (1978)