Succor

KJ Hannah Greenberg

Somewhere, amidst the hampers of laundry, piles of cookware, unanswered
Letters, teary nights, broken promises, journeys to the ER with small children,
Unmet expectations, pet deaths, teenage romances, financial insecurity, love,
Faulty contracts, additional taxes, leg braces, puffers, orthodics, insulin doses,
Nested birds.

Two naked dove chicks hatched on the window nearest our jasmine such that
Green aromatics, pledged futures, calls for nourishment, nighttime blossoms,
Precipitation, tableaus of all manner of good things, the surmounting of tests,
Getting out of bed, again, eating breakfast once more, maybe, also showering,
Taught us resilience.

In the spaces between words, both dark and light possibilities raise young.
Conjecturing creates disoriented intervals that retain meaningfulness, hope
Sometimes, fledges. Via buds, by way of mature flowers, unborn prospects
Invite dreams. A little bit of shell, a leaf, ten, some sunshine, wee shelter,
Make changes.

            





 

KJ Hannah Greenberg, delights in words. Sometime after the Mesozoic Era, she became a Rhetoric Professor, who taught writing courses, speaking courses, all manner of communication courses, and intermittent courses in sociology. She won National Endowment for the Humanities funding as well as National Communication Association distinctions. Hannah's newest poetry collections are Mothers Ought to Utter Only Niceties (Unbound CONTENT, 2017), and A Grand Sociology Lesson (Lit Fest Press, 2016).

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