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Saturday, December 31, 2011


by Lillian Baker Kennedy

days, weeks even…
on the beach
in the pool
cooking dinner
between bites of profiteroles on an Irish shore
just waking up, before fully coming to
looking up from a stretch on the couch
while the rooster crows day and night
in the shower
in bed
getting dressed
getting undressed
through my whole ipod list of “rooftop” music
watering the jasmine plant
watering the morning glory, too
maybe playing bridge
in the plane, waiting to take off
every time u try the soup...
to taste the wine on your lips
after laughs at a really good joke
I'll get audio books
must be a yoga position for this
dancing on the terrace
beneath each month’s full moon
until the clocks strike
another year anew.

Lillian Baker Kennedy is the author of Tomorrow After Night (Bay River Press, 2003) and Notions (Pudding House, 2004).  She has helped edit a number of poetry anthologies, including, A Sense of Place, Maine poetry, and Letters to the World, a women’s poetry listserve (WOMPO) collaborative production. Kennedy’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart, anthologized, exhibited with sculpture and her own photography and published in numerous small presses.  An interview, critical essay on poetics and numerous poems are available online.   An attorney and online English instructor, Kennedy abides in the beautiful creative community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.