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March 2008 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*

 

 

 

POEMS BY JILL BROCK:

 

 

Shift

 

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.

 

Jill Brock

 

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

and molasses

An abundant mouth

full of words

that belong to me

I do not fall in love

But storm head first

Slamming hard

into you.

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 underamuse@yahoo.com.au .

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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