Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

You in the Other Room

Sherry Poff

With just the Door ajar


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
Like the blues


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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