At Water’s Edge

Let still water be your mirror
and noonday clarity frame your face

breathe according to the slow rhythm
of butterfly wing— closing, opening

let water trace the outline of your body
as you slide through it—

past infiltrates present—

cup the water, redolent of leaves
in a curve of cheek,

blow it back into the water,
scattering your memories.

Founder and host of the lawn chair soiree and editor of sitting duck press, Jan Jorgensen is grateful for the opportunities that bring people together to share their challenges and delight in crafting poetry and prose.  Her poems have been published in Vallum, Reflections, Twigs & Leaves, Les poetes du couloir cultural de Griffintown/Poets in the Griffintown Cultural Corridor.

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