Jennifer Grotz


Jennifer Grotz Poems

1. The Needle 6/25/2015

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The Needle

"When your eyes have done their part,
Thought must length it in the heart."
—Samuel Daniel


. . . Thought lengths it, pulls
an invisible world through
a needle's eye
one detail at a time,

beginning with
the glint of blond down
on his knuckle as he
crushed a spent cigarette—

I can see that last strand of smoke
escaping in a tiny gasp—above the table where
a bee fed thoughtfully
from a bowl of sugar.

World of shadows! where ...

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