Lesle Lewis

Becoming More Alive

Once upon a summer float, only water came out of our guns.

Andy Warhol’s hair and his eyebrows made sky strips.

We were not chipper about it.

To be present both in the present and in the push is a cow and a wall.

Where were we when?

The planet continues turning in space as the dog muds and the pond whoops.

We continue adding and subtracting until the excess lessens itself.  

Lesle Lewis is the author of four collections of poetry, including A Boot’s a Boot (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2014) and the chapbook It's Rothko in Winter or Belgium (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). She lives in New Hampshire and teaches at Landmark College in Vermont.