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Gary Lenhart

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Gary Lenhart is the author of six poetry collections, including The World in a Minute (Hanging Loose, 2010), Another Look (Subpress, 2010), and Father and Son Night (Hanging Loose, 1999). He teaches at Dartmouth University.

by this poet

Someone will walk into your life,
Leave a footprint on your heart,
Turn it into a mudroom cluttered
With encrusted boots, children's mittens,
Scratchy scarves—
Where you linger to unwrap 
Or ready yourself for rough exits 
Into howling gales or onto 
Frozen car seats, expulsions
Into the great outdoors where