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Richard LeDue: Poems as Cheap as Christmas Lights

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Art by Sophia Wiseman-Rose 2024

Poems as Cheap as Christmas Lights

 

by Richard LeDue

 

Actually, they're more like the spare bulbs

one buys and forgets about

in a junk drawer,

only to find them in July,

when snow can't decide to be a memory

or a premonition, and naked feet

find faith in sunlight

instead of Shakespeare's sonnets,

which are immortal enough

to wish for death as an escape

from the public domain.  

 

 


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Art by Sophia Wiseman-Rose 2024

Richard LeDue (he/him) lives in Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. He has been published both online and in print. He is the author of nine books of poetry. His latest book, It Could Be Worse, was published from Alien Buddha Press in May 2023.

Sophia Wiseman-Rose (aka Sr. Sophia Rose) is a Paramedic and an Anglican novice Franciscan nun, in the UK.  Both careers have given Sophia a great deal of exposure to the extremes in life and have provided great inspiration for her.  

 She has travelled to many countries, on medical missions and for modelling (many years ago), but has spent most of her life between the USA and the UK. She is currently residing in a rural Franciscan community and will soon be moving to London to be with a community there.  

 In addition, Sophia had a few poems and short stories in editions of Black Petals Horror/Science Fiction Magazine

The majority of her artwork can be found on her website.

 

https://www.artstation.com/sophiaw-r6

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2024