Friday, July 25, 2014

Jena Strong: Gestation


On my mind.
Name changes.
Circuitous history.
The weight of gold.
Single hawk soaring.
Road trip honeymoon.
Sweet-smelling babies.
Early morning bloodwork.
Mystery of the next moment.
Fragility and strength as one.
Euphoria induced by caffeine.
Gratitude for sleep embrace.
Not waiting for another day.
Saying hello to old friends.
Gestures of commitment.
Erring on the side of yes.
Embodied and ethereal.
Symbolic and physical.
Not turning my cheek.
Not wasting my time.
All the way here.
As it happens.
Loving life.

Jena Strong is the author of two collections of poetry and prose, Don’t Miss This and The Inside of Out. A 2013 Goodreads Newsletter contest winner and long-time blogger, her work has appeared widely both online and in print. She works as a career counselor and creativity consultant in Amherst, MA, where she lives with her fiancée and two daughters.

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