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  You could have a big dipper   

This [blank] by Gary Leising

The world of things in front of you,

the stretch of mess across your desk,

the world of weeds dragging skyward

from the soil of your front yard, the sun-grayed

slab of asphalt pulling you from garage

to road and off to {blank}, but first, the {blank}

drive-through and your morning {blank}, this time,

a large, that meeting looming. But a dog,

or wolf, or small deer—so fast you can’t name it—

leaps across the road and you slam on the breaks.



Gary Leising is the author of the book, The Alp at the End of My Street, from Brick Road Poetry Press (2014). He has also published three poetry chapbooks: The Girl with the JAKE Tattoo (Two of Cups Press, 2015), Temple of Bones (Finishing Line Press, 2013), and Fastened to a Dying Animal (Pudding House, 2010) He lives in Clinton, New York, with his wife and two sons, where he teaches creative writing and poetry as a professor of English. Twitter: @garyleising

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