Jean Marie Gunner

Jean Marie Gunner
We are all basically good.

Friday, September 28, 2012

AN URBAN LATE NIGHT TEA


Shadow woman

Straighten your spine

Tuck under your chin

Walk on

Hold your cup of nighttime tea

Honey!

Blend into the apartment’s white wall

And your self-portrait

Your body outlined

In folds of its own shadow self

Becomes art

Reality

Heartbroken, once again.

But a good feeling washes

Over, survival

Cold and alone

Drink hot, sweet late night tea

Walk on

Into life.
 
(Written on March 6, 1991 -- alone, heartbroken, alive in Chicago)

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