Saturday, January 12, 2019

LEE POTTS, "ASPECT" (Issue 18)


Photos make us fools.
Not as light as a brittle brown leaf,
or a train ticket home,
but almost as likely
to lift up out of reckless fingers
into the wind, down the street.
We’ll lunge, chase, and occasionally catch up.


My sled’s steel runners,
father’s coat collar,
the fender of his car,
     in this old photo’s narrow range of Polaroid greys
        nailing down forever where light once was
        and was not,

all increasingly and always
farther away.


Lee Potts is a poet living in Philadelphia. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Painted Bride Quarterly, Gargoyle, Door is a Jar, Burningword Literary Journal, Saint Katherine Review, 8 Poems, andAmethyst Review. You can find more of his work at


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