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Elegy for Jane

Perhaps it isn’t
that you visit my dreams
but that I find you.

There’s a leafiness
in your movements now,
graceful, unfolding green.
You have gathered
the gaze of wildflowers.

You have opened.

What words
are necessary?
They are scattering,
seeds floating out
from your center
on filament wings.

(First appeared in Two Review, then in the collection The Bees Are Waiting – Marick Press, 2012)

Karina Borowicz is the author of two poetry collections, Proof (Codhill Press, 2014) and The Bees Are Waiting (Marick Press, 2012), which won the Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry and was named a Must-Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals and have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac and in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry series.

Photo ©Joanne Warfield


July 8, 2016