through all

her fast walk
military organization
and bossy manner …
leaves my drifting
dreamy self in tatters


through all
the comings and goings
of my siblings …
my mother and father
seated at the table


marshall the children
across the pedestrian crossing …
but the children keep
their own untidy thoughts

Anne Curran


Anne Curran lives in Hamilton New Zealand. She writes Japanese short form poetry when time and inspiration allows. She loves the idea of a writing space that provides for women’s creativity to prosper in print. Thank you to editors, fellow writers and mentors for their encouragement.

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