You hear the sound of carols from afar.
Here you can look at stacks of Christmas trees,
And you can eat kielbasa from a spit
Here you can watch fat women slaughter fish
And for a moment you can close your eyes
or Jesu here among the city doves.
by Leo Yankevich
Photo by Anna Evans Copyright 2006
Leo Yankevich lives with his wife and three sons in Gliwice, Poland. His poems have appeared in scores of literary journals of both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in Blue Unicorn, Chronicles, Envoi, Iambs & Trochees, Staple, and Windsor Review. He is poetry editor of The New Formalist.
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