Open Again

by Diane LeBlanc


Ferris wheels
packed away
somewhere
south of snow
on truck beds
wait
to be opened
like fans,
spokes bolted
in place,
seats swinging
above city
lights and rivers,
crowds waiting
in lines
to rise
to the top
of the wheel
to say,
this is how
we imagined
the world
open again.



Diane LeBlanc is a writer, teacher, and book artist with roots in Vermont, Wyoming, and Minnesota. She is the author of The Feast Delayed (Terrapin Books, 2021). Poetry chapbooks include ThisSpace for MessageSudden GeographyDancer with Good Sow, and Hope in Zone Four.  Poems and essays appear in Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review,  Mid-American Review,Sweet, and other journals. Awards include Mid-American Review‘s 2019 Fineline Competition prize. Diane directs the writing program and teaches at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Sally Lelong is a visual storyteller working in a variety of media that lend themselves to use in a conceptual framework. She lives and works in New York, and routinely exhibits her work in a variety of settings from print to thematic installations to street art.

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