Tess Lecuyer

2016 Albany Word Fest - Up The River Reading

April in Albany

April snow taps me on the shoulder
Then ducks when I look

Ducks tapping Hudson River edge ice
Eating something greenish

Green, greenish, greener
Washington Park tulips still snooze

And the Moses statue still holds staff high,
Taps rock, demands Spring come forth


Workday Burlesque

In the breakroom
the donuts
are cavorting,
demanding a setup
for pole dancing,
singing loudly
in tiny sugar-high falsettos
rolling around
with the crullers
like a crumb-spinning
Cirque du Soleil.
One wears nothing but sprinkles.



Tess Lecuyer is an Albany Poet and has been for a very long time.

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