Jamie Dedes

Jamie Dedes, born in New York, lives in N. California. A former columnist and feature writer, she runs an information site for poets and writers and founded an online arts collective that publishes a literary journal of which she is managing editor.

One Lifetime After Another

one day, you’ll see, I’ll come back to hobnob
with ravens, to fly with the crows at the moment
of apple blossoms and the scent of magnolia –
look for me winging among the white geese
in their practical formation, migrating to be here,
to keep house for you by the river…
I’ll be home in time for the bees in their slow heavy
search for nectar, when the grass unfurls, nib tipped –
you’ll sense me as soft and fresh as a rose,
as gentle as a breeze of butterfly wings…
I’ll return to honor daisies in the depths of innocence,
I’ll be the raindrops rising dew-like on your brow –
you’ll see me sliding happy down a comely jacaranda,
as feral as the wind circling the crape myrtle, you’ll
find me waiting, a small gray dove in the dovecot,
loving you, one lifetime after another.

Jamie Dedes

Poem published in Vita Brevis

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