In Georgia’s Studio
If it weren’t for the blackness of the door
the building would be invisible, lost in the sand
made of the earth, buffed by the wind, another dune
in the desert.
If it weren’t for the thickness of the adobe, the door
wouldn’t resemble black holes in the sea of tan
that is a mountain in the sky, home for painting
the heart of the earth.
If it weren’t for the blueness of the sky, the eye of God,
the heart of hope, the Ghost of her life, her place
of peace, of patience, of parting with busyness and noise
she couldn’t end her days in a garden of life.
Jackie Langetieg has published poems in literary magazines: Verse Wisconsin, Ekphrastic Review, Bramble Blue Heron Review. She’s won awards, such as WWA’s Jade Ring contest, Bards Chair, and Wisconsin Academy Poem of the Year. She is a regular contributor to the Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. She has written five books of poems, most recently, Letter to My Daughter and a memoir, Filling the Cracks with Gold.
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