By Lesle Lewis
In Small Boat Lesle Lewis's craft rides the waves of the hot England panorama either inner and exterior. If her global is a college, as she says, then her poems give you the glue that anchors every little thing from shifts within the climate to global occasions to a cacophony of concepts. while sentences collide, a brand new dating starts off, and Lewis's poems carry experience to those complicated and disparate juxtapositions. Small Boat, in different phrases, either creates a thrilling chaos and gives a relaxing religion.
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The city was ﬂattened space. I inside myself stayed because it was a little scary. Where was the booming morning? We lived with Mary Beth. We told her the dead rats story but she was not made frightened. She ate a peach. Her dog licked our spreadable, butterlike toes. Evenings, I made pancakes from things I found on the streets. Then one Sunday Little Mister left town. He waved good-bye with both hands. The town collapsed. ” The letter which is me had no address. No one will ever get it. 34 In the Mind of a Dragonﬂy ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ I am what goes on in the mind of a dragonﬂy, that small and urgent.
But rather as long as she can get along without, my end. If she takes me down near a hole and a backhoe pushes me in, where from this? Heigh-ho. Let it be her, not me, put down with an injection of chemical love and buried in the ﬁeld. Or let us be put down bloodlessly together, our struggles like tomato plants to avoid the frost over and for all.
Someone has died and left his hat behind and who should ﬁnd it and wear it will be loved by everyone and all over love will spring forth like more and more green shrubbery and ferns. The day is perfect. The teenagers are happy. The shops in town have wonderful things. 33 Me and Little Mister ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ ĺ When me and Little Mister swam under the stars, the water and sky got switched. In the morning, we took a trip to the steamy city. We sang all the way. How silly were the minds of our running mouths!