Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Poem

of all the blueprints
and maps,
locations marked with a jagged cross,
i like the one where we intersected best

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

I celebrate Easter and if you do too, I hope you have a happy one!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To Thine Own

Public domain image

Like a rebel’s note
come Sunday
I chanted my mal arranged vow,
as expected of a good girl like me.

But I had to sing true
in my Salishan earthed heart, vesicles bursting,
knowing it would thrive again
if for now, manacled, 3 quarters dead,
to some other maid’s dream.

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Hopping on board the dVerse OpenLinkNight train!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Poem of the Week

Thank you Sherry of Poets United for spotlighting my poem There Go I, Dancing Broken as poem of the week for your site.  It is an honor to have my piece be chosen and an honor to be a part of this community of talented poets!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Westport Beach

cherry blossoms and butterflies
get stuck in my throat
today, and every time,
a just right spring blows
the salt wind and dark wave
against my memory
and across my bare toes
to unbury thoughts of pebbles and sand
and running and laughing
and six year old you

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

For Andrew.  On a day like today.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Street Posts, Seattle, WA.  Image © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

when your spindles turned
to char-
you wiped your eye-
and turned your hair crimson, cocoa,
blonde, black

melting in the freeze;
you, a candy in the dish,
purple and licked,
true confections on the tip
of your tongue

giving kisses
er than
they’ve draw you
in the lines
of your cheekbones
and jaw-
dropping curves

the ones
 no one keeps

but still
you try to be, to do
everything they want

turning bucks
and, when honest, at your heart,
feel something
you’ve heard
is akin to love

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner