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This poem is taken from PN Review 263, Volume 48 Number 3, January - February 2022.

Testament and other poems Kerrin P. Sharpe
if you’re looking for Leonard

today Leonard’s expected
at Tower Hill station

the train arrives like a poem
with snow from Berlin
leaves from Manhattan

and in a darker version
twigs from the Feng trees of Shanghai
on its sooty roof

once Leonard appears
the platform becomes

both a place by the river
and a table of mercy

he doesn’t make them angels
he doesn’t make them lonely

     songs they sing together
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