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Showing posts with label Q. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2024

Pellegrino and Lime

 

surrounded

by magenta petunias

and my friday night lights

 

it’s patio-perfect in spring

 

my footfall

and yours

tiptoeing

 

past the snoring

winter wolf moon

turned pink

 

—and the little clink

our glasses make

 

to toast

the sun-drenched, fresh

summer

 

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

folding

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

Invisible



Hope is a bright white page
filled with invisible ink

—delivery
by secret spy.

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

as each letter, revealed,
is a dream
decoded,

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


© 2017 Jennifer Wagner