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Leslie McGrath

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Leslie McGrath

Leslie McGrath is the author of Out From the Pleiades: a picaresque novella in verse (Jaded Ibis Press, 2014). She teaches at Central Connecticut State University and lives in Essex, Connecticut.

by this poet

poem

To have
even a
lotto chance

of getting
somewhere
within yourself

you don’t quite know
but feel

To cling
to the periphery
through the constant

gyroscopic
re-drawing of its
provinces

To make
what Makers make

you must set aside

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