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Poems by Lesle Lewis
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The Menders and the Breakers

 
by Lesle Lewis

The rain does not cool and is a sticky one to the present and the place.
Is it a weakness, yours for narcotics?
The trees levitate and become mountains.
You stand in the water inside a melancholy boulder.
Now you're a flying sandwich.






From Small Boat by Lesle Lewis, published by the University of Iowa Press. Copyright © 2002 by Lesle Lewis. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
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