Meanwhile

It looks easy to write for love, water, and love.

This happens and then this and then things stop.

That’s the plot.

Our placentas detach.

Our placebos have side effects.  

We are brothers and sisters with conflicting theories.

Do we contradict the given?

Frequently sacrifice the comprehensible bits to the unfathomable?

To the suffering of centuries?

Is earth to hold the plants?


Lesle Lewis

Lesle Lewis’s books include Small Boat, Landscapes I & II, lie down too, A Boot’s a Boot, and the chapbook It’s Rothko in Winter or Belgium. Her website is leslelewispoetry.com.