You Wander at Night

Karen Vande Bossche


wind shivers
I sense
your breath stir
stroke my left
bare arm
pause, resting
on top of winter
weight blankets 

my fingers rise
and close
over your hand
a thousand miles

in morning
that suggestion
of you
surrounds me
as I stand
solitary under
falling water


Karen Vande Bossche is a poet and short story writer who teaches middle school in Bellingham, Washington. She was born in Illinois, raised in California and is currently settled in the Pacific Northwest. Her publications are included in such journals as River Poets Anthology, Crack the Spine, Sweet Tree Review and many others.)

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