Tuesday, November 17, 2015


On the shower wall
this morning
I saw
a baby chick, mouth open.

On the other,
the curve of a question mark
without the dot.

I'm growing my hair out;
loose, wet strands land in shapes
of my own mind's making.

But you
may have seen something else

instead of these
unfinished questions,

answers not yet forming,
and time

the water cold.

© 2015 Jennifer Wagner


ayala said...

Answers not yet forming...and time turning the water cold. Great lines.

Wendy Bourke said...

Perception is such a nebulous process - indistinct, often incomplete, altered by time and mood ... and yet we live our lives by it, though, it often can be as fatiguing as trying to nail jelly to a wall.

Fireblossom said...

Others will think what they'll think. Meanwhile, our own world still has baby birds and weird punctuation.

Margaret said...

Brilliant. I love your poetry. Wish I'd written this.

Tank said...

I like this! Hoping that you always have enough warm water to sort through the thoughts of the day...

janetld said...

So creative and unique, Jennifer, and thought-provoking. Yes, some great lines in this.

grapeling said...

I am glad to read this, and your poems, again. ~