Diane Gage Poems

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Reading Anne Sexton

Amid the dull whine of leafblowers
by which this block sets its ordinary clock
a drama occurs. My neighbor Leon
is felled by a stroke. His Avon lady

Moving To The Motor City, '62

That year baby brother released
the parking brake on the station wagon,
bashing a parked Cadillac across a street
made of basketweave brick.


Off he would go before we awoke,
plunging into dark mornings, invisible
as the large trout he swore lurked deep
in shadow under riverbank shelves of stone.