AT WATER’S EDGE
Let still water be your mirror
and noonday clarity frame your face
breathe according to the slow rhythm
of butterfly wings—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.
JAN JORGENSEN has enjoyed hosting literary events, including the lawn chair soiree, and serving as editor of Sitting Duck Press. She has worked with numerous Montreal authors. Her own poetry has been published in The Unsecured Present, by Vincenzo Di Nicola (Atropos Press); in Reflections and Vallum: Contemporary Poetry.