Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday poem #46 : Lea Graham : Note to mclennan from 110 Mill Street Five & Half Years Later

It’s time for the Mill Stream eels'

return to the Sargasso Sea. 

I pen numbers off

Poughkeepsie walls

to my left thigh, keep walking

these wan landscapes

where kill names most water. 

A wedding dress awaits

burning in the utility closet. 

Ottawa pulses across

this Hudson & you there

bend to dandelions, blowing

through Chinatown.

Lea Graham is the author of the poetry book, Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You (No Tell Books, 2011) and of the chapbook, Calendar Girls (above ground Press, 2006).  Her poems, essays, translations and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in journals such as Notre Dame Review, Delirious Hem, Southern Humanities Review and Fifth Wednesday. She is a contributing editor for Atticus Review and works as an Associate Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where she teaches poetry and travel writing among other exciting subjects.   Lea Graham was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Northwest Arkansas.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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