Neika Lehman



Tell Me Like You Mean It 3

In curating this chapbook I’m not sure I feel closer to answering these questions: certainly they are never stagnant … But I do feel closer to poetry’s resistance to answer these questions, which does circle back to some kind of answer to my last question – we return to poetry not because we have an answer, but instead return in a process of regeneration.

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For Katie West, after Clearing

when you almost catch the frog there is water underground when that tree is whistling you are feeling well, because you listen a dog eating grass might be doing better than you  renovate that child living under your roof yourself …

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