Showing posts with label Always There To Remind Me. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Always There To Remind Me. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

You Are There

The stars are wish enough

with the grass
soft and cool beneath me,

the sky, dark,
but for those
indomitable lights

cradled in the expanse
of something bigger.

Content to be small
in the midst of so much
declaration, I,

the sky, earth, lit
and knit together
like Joseph’s sweater

in love lavished, brightly
cloaked favor,

find truth,

© 2019 Jennifer Wagner

Joseph’s sweater:  Joseph’s tunic given to him by his father in Genesis 37.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Resurgences (2 tenWords)

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winter garden
tiny grave beds
(tu)lips are whispering,
come, spring”

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tracing her scars
like braille, mouthing,


© 2015 Jennifer Wagner

For dVerse, the tenWord, a form created by Brian Miller.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trap Door

I have a demon for sale

but it will cost you
more than
you are probably
willing to pay.

It has already
bled me drier than a
dead president’s kiss,

and still I owe.

I go
to great lengths
to starve it,

try to keep it at bay—

this drunk dial
sober reality
I try wishing away—

close the trap door,
cut it off
at its legs,

the cracks
in my armor, again,
from the fray.

when you love
something broken

you break

and you break
and you break.

© 2014 Jennifer Wagner

For dVerse Poetics Grace offers us the work of conceptual photographer Brooke Shaden.

Note:  I took some artistic license with the word "trapdoor."  I separated it for dramatic emphasis, in case anyone was hung up on the spelling, ha.  But says it can be "trap door" too, so maybe it's okay anyway.  Thanks for reading!