POETRY

Two Poems from "Cadae: The Pi Poems"

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Almost home.
Home
says Gwendolyn

is

Huckleberry's raft
seeking asylum somewhere along
the not-
          just-any-old river-

always almost there.

Asylum
says Huck to the blur
of his face on hurried water
is doubtful, close      a page or two torn
from the end of a novel.


A river
knows
a thing or two.

Two

thin rivers plaited
as one twisting into argument.
All day
one I know, the other

I know more: it was

beautiful
until it wasn't.
What is beauty but one or two
things seen clearly for the first
time and always and again?

Tony Leuzzi is a writer and teacher living in Rochester, NY. His second book of poems, Radiant Losses, won the New Sins Editorial Prize in 2009 and was released in 2010. In Fall 2012, BOA Editions will release Passwords Primeval, his collection of interviews with 20 American Poets.

Almost home.
Home
says Gwendolyn

is

Huckleberry's raft