Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Leslie McGrath: At a Roadside Stand in Salem, CT

I bought a half-peck

of Macouns

and a pumpkin

whoopie pie

big as a pumpkin


I’d pulled in

for a closer look

at the crowd

in the parking lot—


horses frozen

in mid-buck,

black gryphons squatting

in a sparrow line


and backed against

the chain link

the Virgin Mary

leaning hard

on the Statue of Liberty.


Copyright 2017 Leslie McGrath

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This entry was posted on July 6, 2017 by in Opinion Leaders, Poetry, Social Justice and tagged , .
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