This poem of Fabrice’s details an endearing, introspective moment, which is a focal point, it seems, of all three works we’ve chosen to share from him.
After Fabrice’s pieces, we will be doing one last comb-through for any remaining pieces in our inbox, so if you are awaiting a decision on something, it’s likely you’ll hear about it soon. Also, keep an eye out for an announcement on our print issue going live, which should be coming soon.
Without further ado, “She Dreams.” Enjoy.
Little hands on the firm knees of enduring love,
she pauses her spirit on the promise of the new dawn.
Looking in the distance, the ruby lips smile again,
sighting a friend chasing the ball in the mist.
There will be no school for her, free she is yet,
her cheek warm against the cozy lap of a mother.
Soon she will join in the plays of another every day,
but for now, she listens to the hearty pulse beneath her ear.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, San Pedro River Review, and other publications.