Jennifer Chang

(New Jersey / United States)

Jennifer Chang Poems

1. Estuary 7/15/2014
2. Field Guide To The Night Sky 7/15/2014
3. Slept 7/15/2014
4. Conversation With Slugs And Sarah 7/15/2014
5. Pastoral 7/15/2014
6. The Skin's Broken Aria 7/15/2014
7. Freedom In Ohio 7/15/2014
8. Sonogram 7/15/2014
9. Genealogy 7/15/2014
10. Again A Solstice 7/15/2014
Best Poem of Jennifer Chang

Again A Solstice

It is not good to think
of everything as a mistake. I asked
for bacon in my sandwich, and then

I asked for more. Mistake.
I told you the truth about my scar:

I did not use a knife. I lied
about what he did to my faith
in loneliness. Both mistakes.

That there is always a you. Mistake.
Faith in loneliness, my mother proclaimed,

is faith in self. My instinct, a poor polaris.
Not a mistake is the blue boredom
of a summer lake. O mud, sun, and algae!

We swim in glittering murk.
I tread, you tread. There are ...

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