Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bucking Winter

spring horsetails
even john wayne
can’t tame ‘em

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

For Carpe Diem: horsetails.  Celebrating my 100th post, and since I am a cowgirl at heart this is perfect. :-)

Friday, March 15, 2013

There Go I, Dancing Broken

she said
she was drying out

and needed to get clean

i just held her hand
as she wept

holding her hair back
while she threw up

nearly 20 years

of the most hideous
and sobering regrets

and, like natural childbirth,
there is not much you can do

but be there

while she learns how
to nurture a new life beyond it

and remind her

even if you’re walking broken
you can learn how to dance again

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

For Laurie's prompt at Poetry Jam:  Poetry of Dance.  And for Poets United:  The Poetry Pantry.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley Tulips, image:  Wikimedia Commons

end of snow
inherit the earth

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

For Carpe Diem #144.  Every year about this time the Skagit Valley Tulips start doing their thing!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maybe She's Shy

crimson grapes, image:  public domain

there’s a musical
on the back of her tongue
never sung
but it tastes
like vintage pauillac bordeaux
if you let her
do the talking

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

*The wines of Pauillac are rich, full bodied and tannic, while gracefully combining elegance with power coupled with complexity.  They have the ability to age and evolve for decades. It has been said the best Pauillac wines taste like “An iron fist in a velvet glove.”  The Wine Cellar Insider.

For Grace's Sunday Mini-Challenge:  Poets in the Kitchen at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
and for the Poetry Pantry #141 at Poets United.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

City Park

City Park, Carpe Diem

across the pond
your lonely childhood
in an empty swing

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner