Treasure Island

Tom Sleigh

(Texas / United States)

Poems of Tom Sleigh

1. A Visit 7/14/2014
2. A Wedding at Cana, Lebanon, 2007 7/14/2014
3. Aubade 7/14/2014
4. Beirut Tank 7/14/2014
5. Blueprint 7/14/2014
6. Day Room 7/14/2014
7. Fable 7/14/2014
8. On the Platform 7/14/2014
9. On The Yard 7/14/2014
10. Oracle 7/14/2014
11. Round 7/14/2014
12. Song That Can Only Be Sung Once 7/14/2014
13. Space 7/14/2014
14. Stone God And Goddess In An Ark 7/14/2014
15. Stranding 7/14/2014
16. The Advance 7/14/2014
17. The Animals In The Zoo Don't Seem Worried 7/14/2014
18. The Last Word 7/14/2014
19. The Meadow 7/14/2014
20. The Parallel Cathedral 7/14/2014

On the Platform

The omen I didn't know I was waiting for
pulled into the station the same instant as the train.
It was just a teenage boy busking on the platform,
cello cutting through garble, Bach's repetitions

hard-edged as a scalpel probing an open wound.
But then I kept thinking how a sound wave
travels the path of least resistance,
how the notes rebound off steel and stone

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