Sewing curtains by Joan McNerney

All weekend long,
how quickly my needle
skips over hems.

We won’t have to look
at bricks anymore.

I bought a patch of
celestial blue to hang
from the kitchen window.

A few yards of green
velour in the bedroom
waving like soft meadows.

Green meadows will
keep street lights
from our eyes.

Sewing curtains all
weekend long.

I want to hide
away in my own
world with you.

©2018 Joan McNerney


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Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky and she has four Best of the Net nominations.


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