November Storm Break by Charles Leggett

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So dense and swift these clouds, it’s the tanned olive

moon that seems to move;

as if into this wind your life will lean

susceptible to imagery, the inwrought

pull of all these metaphors we live

in. Now look—the mien

even of the drape is fraught

with it: coronas, eyes recoiling off

the ceiling; or a gaff

trickles the storm drain; or a stage’s curtain

murmur passing cars; the blowsy skein

of each second, frozen-framed, a tea leaf

scholium, a garden

in a cartoon hurricane.


BIO: Charles Leggett is a Seattle-based professional actor and voice-over artist. His poetry has been published in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry and the Rio Grande Review, among others, and is forthcoming in Kansas City Voices. His long poem “Premature Tombeau for John Ashbery” is an e-chapbook in the Barnwood Press “Great Find” series.