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Fancy by Richard LeDue

My imagination is fuelled by lines

in the grass, where someone stopped

mowing. I fantasize that they thought

enough done: sweat soaked shirt,

bug bites promising to itch later,

sun overcooks exposed skin,

while wind sits on its hands,

or did their neighbour not ask them in

for a drink, had a party last

Friday, kept everyone up

until 3 A.M., even those

uninvited—whatever the reason,

a border exists now, damning

as any wall that kept people in.


Richard LeDue was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. He currently lives and teaches in Norway House, Manitoba. His work has been published by the Tower Poetry Society, in Adelaide Literary Magazine, the Eunoia Review, Mojave He[art] Review, Little Rose Magazine, and Black Bough Poetry.

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