Leslie Adrienne Miller


Leslie Adrienne Miller Poems

1. Photograph Of People Dancing In France 1/20/2003
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Photograph Of People Dancing In France

It's true that you don't know them--nor do I
know what I wanted their movement to say
when I tucked them in an envelope with words

for you. I thought it was my life caught
in a warm night. I believed myself loved
by the wan and delicate man you see dancing

against the drop-off behind them all. But you
can't see that they are on a mountain, that
just beyond the railings is a ravine, abrupt

and studded with thorn, beyond it, a river,
dry bed of stone that, by the time you take
the photo from the envelope, will have filled

with green ...

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