Alone she's a lachrymose teenager
With a pillowed Kodachrome photograph
Of Madeleine always four once again
Dressing a baby doll innocent white.
She fancies it a daguerreotype
Of alchemized silver bromide instead
From the Gilded Age that she dreams about
In Mr. Coppenrath's history class.
Bedeviled in black and white Spandex tights
Forever mercurial Madeleine
Positions herself by slow moving cars
After she puts to bed raggedy Ann.