Gains & Losses
 
 
October

 
Iíve misplaced time.
I look for you in a moribund afternoon
sewn into daylight savings.  When
the light wanes from the earthís outline
 
I look for you in a moribund afternoon
while engaged in prayer.  Late to bed,
the light waned from the earthís outline,
my body is half awake.
 
Engaged in prayer and late to bed,
I search for six months ago,
half awake,
in the pocket of a clock set back.
 
I search for six months ago
in the dense grove of your lifetime,
in the pocket of a clock set back
with thoughts of seeing you again.
 
In the dense grove of your lifetime,
sewn into daylight savings,
thoughts of seeing you again
misplace time.  






Copyright 2009,  Jennifer Juneau

Jennifer Juneau,  a poet and fiction writer living in Switzerland,  has work appearing in or forthcoming from several journals,  including Able MuseAmerican Poetry Journal,   Cimarron ReviewCincinnati Review,   Off the CoastPassages NorthEvergreen Review,  and the Seattle Review.  Her work has been featured on Verse Daily as poem of the day.  She is the recipient of two prizes from the California State Poetry Society,  and in 2006 her collection of poems,  More Than Moon, was a National Poetry Series finalist.



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