Poetry by Jennifer Lagier

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Swampland Portal

Emerald kudzu curtains part
to reveal winding deer trail,
fallen fence rails,
rogue nasturtiums.
Tempting berries invite a detour
from planned destination.

Wetland tangle swallows
toppled tree trunks,
suggests a hidden realm
where jack rabbits, field mice
seek cover and flourish.

I long for liberation,
pretend I too am untethered,
feel drawn into unending green,
vine tunnel through willow walls
hiding unsullied Eden.

october 2019