Showing posts with label Write Your Poems. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Write Your Poems. Show all posts

Monday, January 8, 2024


When you found me

I was face up in snow,


crows pecking my neck,


my voice box removed

in bloody clumps around me,


my eyes staring straight up

at clouds meant for someone else’s rain.


But you


enclosed my hand around a lightning bolt

and I stood up—


my voice a thunderclap

scattering dark birds to the storm-crackled sky.



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner


What is "it" about Poetry?


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Gone but Not Forgotten

It was a baby boy.  I had him.  My movements were exact.  I checked myself in.  A door to a room, another door, a room.  There, amongst scraps of old, used fabric, in blues, and browns, and creams, soft, and good for quilt-making, he came.  My swaddled babe.  But I was alone, with babe in my arms, and out of the room, out the door, out of the room, out the door.  He never left with me.


© 2023 Jennifer Wagner


Prose poem/description of a dream

I have dreams a few times a year in which I have a baby.  Sometimes I think they may have something to do with the ones I lost in miscarriages, though maybe the dreams symbolize something else altogether.  Of course, dreams can also just be dreams.  At any rate, they do always remind me how heroic it is to become a mother.  So, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms reading this.  You are amazing.