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Showing posts with label Q. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2024

Pellegrino and Lime



by magenta petunias

and my friday night lights


it’s patio-perfect in spring


my footfall

and yours



past the snoring

winter wolf moon

turned pink


—and the little clink

our glasses make


to toast

the sun-drenched, fresh



we’ve palmed

of our lives



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner


For dVerse Quadrille #199:  T.G.I.F.


NPM Day 15


Monday, October 16, 2023

Color Me

Photo © 2023 Jennifer Wagner

Unfold a whisper

held on your tongue—

it is sweetest released

on the curve of my ear—

your lips a light-touch paintbrush

coloring my skin.


And you will find me


my hand into yours—

a canvas of two—

us blended,

entwined and unending.


© 2023 Jennifer Wagner


For dVerseQuadrille #186 - Fold

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

my hipparchus


mapping the stars

on my back

you don’t ask me

for anything—


and let me cry

to forget what’s happened

between now

and the last good year


you don’t ask

for anything—so i can

remember how

to give the stars their names again



© 2023 Jennifer Wagner


for dverse quadrille #175:  craft a poem in exactly 44 words using some form of the word “map”


Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Hope is a bright white page
filled with invisible ink

by secret spy.

Your eyes widening,
your pulse quickening,
your heart literally skipping
          off the page—

as each letter, revealed,
is a dream

an unfolding message,
you can’t believe is
for you.

© 2017 Jennifer Wagner