Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

You in the Other Room

Sherry Poff


With just the Door ajar
                                                --Dickinson

 

In the time of sun and rain
It comes on the wind
In wisteria and forsythia,
Mockingbird and wren
In moon-lit nights and halcyon days
When quickened grass is singing green:
Longing so vast
I move in a dream.

It feels like magnolia
smells
Like the blues

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Sherry Poff is a writer and teacher living in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in print in The Joyful Woman, Daily Meditation, and A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Christians, and online at Common Ties. She appears as an occasional guest on The Writer’s Show radio program, originating in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sherry is a member of the Chattanooga Writers Guild. 

© Sherry Poff

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