A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for
POEMS BY JILL BROCK:
Things change, they shift
like luggage in an overhead compartment,
the contents of a woman’s bag,
the things you love...
an adjustment and variation
of emotions to find a new place.
A day is borrowed and spent
time is the diminutive death;
a shift in translation of transient memory.
There is evidence, a layer of dust,
a yellowing page and soured milk.
It is the afternoon you walked into
when you left me this morning.
A Soft Woman
I am not
a soft woman
I can not flirt
Or give a lazy smile
I do not dance
or cook or clean
as a fact of my sex
I have sharp edges and
curved hips, long legs,
that walk where they will
I am brown,
like burnt leaves
An abundant mouth
full of words
that belong to me
I do not fall in love
But storm head first
© Jill Brock
Jill Brock is a writer, a poet and a graphic artist.
A native New Yorker and health care professional, she takes her inspiration from the amazing environment of New York City, and the intricate
relationships of the human heart. Until recently, she wrote only for family, friends, and herself. Encouraged to publish and
expand her poetry into fiction, short stories, and novel, she's now taken her writing to the next level. Jill has published
a novel titled "Pennywise". You can visit her website: http://jillibrock.blogspot.com or http://www.jilbrock.com
*Send poetry submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for 2008
are romance and human failings.
The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.
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