These Poems – June Jordon

These poems
they are things that I do
in the dark
reaching for you
whoever you are
and
are you ready?

These words
they are stones in the water
running away

These skeletal lines
they are desperate arms for my longing and love.

I am a stranger
learning to worship the strangers
around me

whoever you are
whoever I may become.

– June Jordon

(art by Jennifer Jl Jones)

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  1. Wow, June! I love the stanza,

    “These words
    they are stones in the water
    running away”

    So often I feel like the poems I write are these markers/placeholders as the current of my life rolls past. Love this poem. Well done!

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