Joanna Valente

Lena DeLeo: August 2018 Poet of the Month

Joanna Valente
Lena DeLeo: August 2018 Poet of the Month
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It's only in the morning
Two nights ago you stayed
If heaven is a daydream
I guess I'll be okay

I'm listening to the beach
The seagulls sound like rain
How could it be I'm floating
If I can't get past the sand

Will I be there when you dry off?
Or even when you change
I've tried a dozen oysters
You always taste the same.


Lena DeLeo is an art therapist who believes in creative expression as a human necessity. Most of her time is spent thinking about the connections between art, life, and nature. She lives with her wife in Central New York.