WSR has received a number of poetry submissions recently. The latest came from Jane Seskin, who also provided a name for a new column: West Side Rag Poetry Corner. Jane is a psychotherapist and author of the poetry collection Older Wiser Shorter.
By Jane Seskin
In a metropolitan city high-rise,
a swap meet is in sporadic attendance.
The note on an occasional email says
just one word: DOORKNOB
and I know there’s going to be
a treat from a neighbor in a bag
fastened to my front door. It might
be 3 clementine’s, a slice of cornbread,
a decorating magazine, lemon yogurt,
4 cider doughnuts, a pint of sesame
noodles, a bouquet of tulips, snack pack
of walnuts and almonds, and …
when I broke my wrist, a barbequed
chicken cut in bite-sized pieces.
There’s mutuality and surprise as we
share what we have with each other.
“I’m thinking of you” say the gifts
from a thoughtful caring community.
I am so damn lucky!!
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