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

Space

My mother and I and the dog were floating
Weightless in the kitchen. Silverware
Hovered above the table. Napkins drifted
Just below the ceiling. The dead who had been crushed
By gravity were free to move about the room,
To take their place at supper, lift a fork, knife, spoon—
A spoon, knife, fork that, outside this moment's weightlessness,
Would have been immovable as mountains.

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