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Blue and White and Red

from Transmissions (2003 - 2012) by Mark Lesseraux

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A backward clown goes peddling by
On a tricycle
The rain returning to the sky
The waning moon grows full
And with the actor's cue
He recedes from view
The curtain falling is Blue and White and Red

A boat is drifting out to sea
Retreating from the shore
Heeding dated sirens' calls
Pulled by unmanned oars
A statue mouths goodbye
She’s 50 meters high
She’s all lit up in Blue and White and Red

A finger presses down rewind
On Independence day
A gasping crowd views a reverse
Fireworks display
Everything we knew
Is fading now from view
The flag that’s furling is Blue and White and Red


from Transmissions (2003 - 2012), released August 25, 2013


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Mark Lesseraux New York

Mark’s mother is Irish Catholic. His father was a Russian Jew. In the 2nd grade, Mark veered “off course”… secretly. It is not clear how the "thread" was lost, but it had to do with a botched reading assignment; a chapter in a blue and yellow book left unread. Later, there were 2 nervous system glitches and at least 2 ecstatic dot connecting sessions. Finally, a Need… to sing. ... more

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