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Quincy R. Lehr

Posted by admin on November 16, 2012

 

Quincy R. Lehr, originally from Oklahoma, lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches history. His poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous venues in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Australia. His first full-length collection, Across the Grid of Streets, appeared in 2008, and he is the associate editor of The Raintown Review.

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Heuston Station

 

But as the train pulled out, the sun was shining,

though cautiously — a woman’s guarded smile

at some weak play of humor. Silver lining?

No. Perhaps a respite for a while

in a land of drizzle and too many queues,

resentful songs of rebels long since beaten,

an awful shrink-wrapped sandwich still uneaten,

and evenings killed off with too much booze.