Friday, January 08, 2016

Want your words to reach millions of people? Goodreads and the ¡POETRY! group have partnered to host an ongoing poetry contest. Join the ¡POETRY! group and vote each month to pick a winner from among the finalists. You can also submit a poem for consideration. Here is our January winner!
by Rose Mary Boehm (Goodreads Author)
Unquiet, furless animals,
her hands are comforting each other
on light-blue cotton
and a piece of creamy silk.

Still there is beauty in her face —
all folded in upon itself.
Her eyes have found a focus
in the Milky Way;
her ears are tuned to broadcasts
from distant nebulae.

Acknowledging my touch
she almost turns to me.
Her puzzled voice is hesitant:
"And who are you?"

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