Fall/Winter 2016

Kitty Jospe


                They appear on a building sunning itself
unaware of the shadow flying by
cast by a red-stone church.

Wings cast as shadow from spire and nave
glidelike the sun-silvered flight
of pigeons,volatile wind and cloud.

They spell a moment, then move on
as I read a haiku by Sonome, about a woman
drawing eyebrows on a melon,
longing for love.
I mistake two o’s as eyes
in someone. Then look up and see the wings
have changed to
                                eyebrows raised
for dreams that seem so real.

After a career teaching French, completed an MFA in Creative Writing Poetry at Pacific University, OR in 2009 and dedicates her efforts to promoting appreciation of art and word, offering different ways of observing the world, pinned in the sounds and forms poetry provides.



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